It’s Blog Action Day today, featuring WATER

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Read about the issues by Blog Action Day and a page of facts, quotes, photos, and videos about the water crisis at Water.org.

Blog Action Day shares five facts about water we might not know:

  1. Unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
  2. More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet.
  3. Every day, women and children in Africa walk a combined total of 109 million hours to get water.
  4. It takes 6.3 gallons [24 litres] of water to produce just one hamburger.
  5. The average American uses 159 gallons [602 litres] of water every day – more than 15 times the average person in the developing world.
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