World Water Day

Today is World Water Day 2012!

This annual reminder emphasizes the importance of freshwater resources and sustainable management of this valuable and waning supply. This year’s theme focuses on water and food security.

Globally, drought remains the single most common cause of severe food shortages in developing countries, causing more deaths in the last century than any other natural disaster. Erratic rainfall and seasonal variability in water availability contribute to undernourishment and famine as well as floods and infectious diseases.

How much water do you use? Take this quiz to find out your water footprint.

Global Pulse blog editor

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