Happy World Water Day! 

This is a day to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of that resource.  Each year World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater; in 2013 the theme is the International Year of Water Cooperation.  All around the world water professionals and citizens are working together to help provide clean water to those that don’t have access to clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF about 780 million people lack access to an improved water source which is approximately one in nine people.  The almost 2 billion people that have gained access to improved water sources since 1990 helps provide evidence that water cooperation has a positive impact. 

In the Ozarks we are blessed with clean drinking water and we have many local community partners working together to help ensure that resource will sustain future generations.   Our water resources are complex and it takes a committed diverse group of people to protect that resource.  If you are reading this post chances are you are part of that group.  Today in recognition of World Water Day the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks would like to say thank you to our sponsors, partners and water warriors that help protect our local drinking water supply!

“Coming together is the beginning.  Keeping together is progress. Working together is success!”

-Henry Ford

To learn more about how you can be engaged in protecting our local water resources visit: www.watershedcommittee.org 

To learn more about World Water Day visit: http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/home/en/ 

Water Data reference from, WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation, 2012) http://www.wssinfo.org/ 

Stacey Armstrong
Projects Manager

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