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Water Benefits Health News -- The Importance of Water and 2018 World Water Day
March 13, 2018

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #48

March 13, 2018


World Water Day is on March 22nd every year, and it is focused on the importance of water.

This year’s theme "Nature for Water" explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the most significant water challenges of this century.

According to, over 663 million people in the world do not have a safe water supply close to home. They spend numerous hours every week collecting water, as well as dealing with the health effects of drinking contaminated water.

In addition, 1.8 billion people drink water that is contaminated with feces, putting them at risk for getting dysentery, cholera, polio and typhoid. And about 842,000 deaths are caused by unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene.

Wastewater is another significant issue. Over 80 percent of the wastewater that is generated by global populations goes back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. Safely managed wastewater is a sustainable and affordable source of water and energy.

To read more about the nature-based solutions that the UN Water inter-agency is exploring for all freshwater issues, you can check out this World Water Day Fact Sheet.

Our feature article is on the importance of saving water. You might also be interested in learning 10 simple ways you can conserve water in your home.

With deep appreciation for all the life-giving properties of water,

Nancy Hearn, CNC

Feature Article

The Importance of Saving Water

The importance of saving water on a personal and global level cannot be underestimated.

Even though over 70 percent of the earth is covered in water, nearly 97 percent of the water is salt water, which is not suitable for drinking.

That means that only 3 percent of all the water is fresh water, but only 1 percent of that water is available for drinking because about 2 percent is contained in glaciers and ice caps.

Read more here . . .

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Nancy Hearn is a certified health and nutrition consultant, hydration specialist, fitness advisor, and freelance web writer. She is the author of and has published numerous health articles and eBooks.

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