Pause for thought on World Water Day


Water is something many of us take for granted even in a country like Australia where we are often affected by drought. But few in the First World countries truly know the desperation that many feel. This post is an excellent reminder of this and offers a chance through the link to find out more and if we can help in any way.

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Lough Mourne and Barnesmore Gap, County Donegal © Siobhán McNamara Lough Mourne and Barnesmore Gap, County Donegal © Siobhán McNamara

Those of you who visit my blog may have noticed a somewhat watery theme in my photographs. It comes from living with the wild Atlantic Ocean to one side, and the beautiful Lough Eske and River Eske among the many natural water features in the area. There is a plentiful supply of water here. It is unpolluted and a great source of inspiration for writing and photography.

But for 2 out of every 7 people in the world, a supply of clean water is viewed as the ultimate, unattainable luxury. That means 2.5 billion people do not have access to clean water for drinking or washing.

Water is essential to life so its absence or contamination has devastating consequences. Every year 1.7 million people die because of insufficient clean water. On top of that more than 1 million children die each year from water-borne…

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