Today, we join millions of people across the globe to mark World Water Day. This day should be a day of reflection on millions of people who do not have access to clean drinking water, The fulfillment of all fundamental human needs is largely dependent on water and access thereof
We live in a world where clean, fresh drinking water is becoming increasingly scarce It can take about 10 to 15 times more water to produce a kilo of meat than a kilo of wheat. By 2030 we will need at least 50% more food, 45% more energy and 30% more water.
Today, over 780 million people do not have access to improved sources of drinking water and 2.5 billion people are without improved sanitation.
Water withdrawals should increase by 50 percent in developing countries and by 18 percent in developed countries. Water for irrigation and food production constitutes one of the greatest pressures on freshwater resources
Climate Change and Population growth associated with changing consumption patterns, especially in cities, is driving an increase in water demand. Our lifestyles are more water hungry
Water and sanitation should contribute significantly to the realization United Nations Millennium Development Goals, including reducing poverty, promoting gender equality, reducing child and maternal mortality and providing universal primary education.
Government must take a step to make Ghana a less wasteful place when it comes to the use of a key natural resource and provide safe and clean water to all Ghanaian Water resources are our lifeline for survival, and for sustainable development in the twenty-first century.”
As we mark the world water day remember that A4 paper = 1 liter of water. Using less water to flush the toilet or take a shower rather than a bath
We, at Abibimman Foundation, AYICC –Ghana, GCAP-Ghana and IDAY-Ghana believe it is indeed possible to achieve the millennium development Goal by the year 2015.
Kenneth Nana Amoateng
Chief Executive Officer