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UN WORLD WATER DAY

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WORLD
WATER
DAY What is the purpose of UN World Water Day ? When is UN World Water Day ? What is the focus of UN World Water Day for 2013 ? South Africa -Annually
-Attention for the need of freshwater
-Water publicly for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. -March 22nd 2013 -Theme: cooperation around the world -780 Million people
-One out of six people in the world do not have assess to clean water. 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper sanitation in the world. So, as one can see from the statistics many countries do not have the opportunity of having fresh water or adequate sanitation while others do.

Therefore it is important that we have the opportunity of having fresh water in the future. UN World Water Day is an event organized by the United Nations that focuses on this one day , on how to have freshwater in the future. STATISTICS What is the water situation in South Africa ? -86% How does the water situation in South Africa have an effect on South Africans ? How do South Africans spend their daily lives with this water crisis ? Water is a basic need for humans. In order to survive, water is an essential part of life. Due to the current water situation in South Africa, not all South Africans, have access to safe drinking water.

As a result, some South Africans may experience:

1. dehydration

2. Drinking directly from water bodies

3. Safe Water not accessible in Rural areas.

4. A Time consuming task

The UN World Water Day therefore focuses to solve problems of water worldwide. Is there proper sanitation in South Africa ? In South Africa , 87% of all South Africans have proper sanitation. So, that is the current water and sanitation situation in South Africa. Now, imagine if you or someone from your country were to live in South Africa, in a rural area without access to safe drinking water or proper sanitation, how would it be ? Young African boy carrying water. Desperate for Water ? Collecting Water from water body source (lake) Solutions Background Information Water and Sanitation in South Africa Save 6 litres of water every time you turn the tap off while brushing your teeth Little Things You Can do: Save 50 litres of water every time you take a shower rather than a bath Save even more water, keep your shower under five minutes long—try timing yourself with a clock next time you hop in! It is possible to reuse water collected on roofs or driveways to flush toilets Using drip irrigation method saves up to 70% Future….Dragging icebergs to the Sahara? Location: Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa.

Geography: Size 1,219,912 sq. km, its lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean at 0 m, the highest point is Njesuthi at 3,408 m.

Population: Almost 43 million people live in South Africa. Life expectancy is around 44 years.
Birth rate is on average 2.18 per woman.
20% of the population is believed to have HIV/AIDS. Literacy rate is just over 86%.

Languages: 11 official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu.

Religion: Christian 68%, Muslim 2%, Hindu 1.5%, indigenous beliefs and animist 28.5%.
14 380 primary schools, with 5 851 605 students and 181 805 teachers

6 304 secondary schools, with 3 856 946 learners and 141 841 educators;

5 222 combined and intermediate schools, with 2 519 412 learners and 89 421 educators. Education The country has a maternal mortality ratio of 310 deaths per 100 000 live births and an under-five mortality rate of 56 deaths per 1 000 live births. Works Cited
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