Featured bloggers for today include:
1. Actor/Activist, Matt Damon and Gary White, CEO of Water.org http://huff.to/1Mb6J4p
As they write:
Can you imagine asking your child to walk miles under the beating sun to find water and carry it home? Then imagine praying that your family does not get sick from drinking it.
These are the nearly incomprehensible questions and trade-offs that parents worldwide face each day that illuminate the dire reality of the global water and sanitation crisis.
Clean water and proper sanitation are the most basic building blocks to a healthy life, yet one in three people on the planet cannot access one or both. When it takes hours every day to find and collect water, it is almost impossible to find time for commerce and community. A family becomes trapped in an endless cycle of poverty.
2. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General, UN http://huff.to/1VNjFiz
More is at stake than individual health; international security is at risk. Experts have identified water as the number one global risk. Especially in terms of significant negative impact on countries in the coming decade. Water can either be a source of conflict or cooperation.
3. Jack Sim, Founder, World Toilet Organization http://huff.to/1QnRoMu