World Water DayMarch 22, 2011
Today is World Water Day. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used the occasion to call on people to "reaffirm our commitment to ending the plight of the more than 800 million people who, in a world of plenty, still do not have the safe drinking water or sanitation they need for a life in dignity and good health." He added:
Without water there is no dignity and no escape from poverty.