Thursday, March 22, 2012

World Water Day 2012


i used a 2010 photo taken at Manzanilla Beach for this haiga


HAPPY WORLD WATER DAY and wishes for a more equitable planet earth

World Water Day
all across the planet
drifting clouds

--gillena cox


The United Nations has designated March 22nd World Water Day to focus attention on the importance of fresh, clean water and to advocate for the sustainable management of fresh water resources. This year's theme is "Water and Food Security."


As the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu put it: "In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it."


Not all the news is bad on World Water Day. A report released earlier this month noted that over two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources between 1999 and 2010.

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