While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Hit the hydration station - March 22 is World Water Day.
Water: It makes up 60% of our bodies, and yet most of us don’t get enough of it on a daily basis.
However, not everyone has access to clean, fresh, readily available drinking water. The United Nations estimates that as many as 783 million people lack clean water. Access to clean water is important for sanitation and farming, but it’s also integral to a healthy way of life.
Natural sources of water, like rivers, know no boundaries and often wind their way through multiple countries; controlling the flow of those rivers can cause serious political conflict. To help raise awareness to these problems and more, the UN has designated 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation. With 85% of the world’s population living in the driest half of the globe, it’s important not to take water for granted on this World Water Day.
On this, Israelis and Palestinians can agree: 95% of the water on the war-scarred Gaza Strip is not potable, and without water - crops suffer.. Engineers work toward a desalination solution to benefit both sides of the West Bank, but it's a long way off. Paula Hancocks reports.
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