International World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. There are lots of ways to make a difference for people who don’t have access to life’s most basic needs – safe drinking water and latrines. To get started, visit Water 1st’s Youth Involvement website and request a DVD to see and hear about water issues in the developing world. Next, you can “adopt a community” in need of clean water infrastructure. Finally, look on the website to learn about what other schools are doing to tackle this issue and come up with your school’s own strategy for making a difference.
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