World Water Day – The World’s Longest Toilet Queue

19 March, 2010 | Health and Education For All

Where I live, we take water for granted. It falls out of the sky at more than regular intervals and I don’t have a clue what I’d do if I turned on the tap or flushed the toilet and nothing happened. In most places around the world, people buy bottles of water without even thinking about where it came from. As World Water Day is next week, I’ve been thinking about the fact that this makes us extremely lucky.

Around the world, for most people, water isn’t something to be taken for granted. People in the drier equatorial parts of the world travel for miles to get clean drinking water and when disasters strike – like in Haiti recently – ensuring that people have access to water is always a priority.

It’s estimated that people need 15 litres of water a day as an absolute minimum to drink, cook and generally keep things clean and sanitary. It sounds like quite a bit until you think that when you flush your standard toilet it uses nine litres.

So this World Water Day I’ve joined the World’s Longest Toilet Queue to send a message to leaders of rich and poor countries, that it’s time to do something about the fact that 4,000 children die needlessly every day.

We need to see rich governments give targeted aid to improve sanitary conditions for the world’s poorest people and we need governments in developing countries to invest and make strong plans to get safe, clean water to their citizens.

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Toilet Queue Record

This has to be one of the best raising awareness ideas this year - join a Guinness World Record attempt – and help solve a global crisis at
the same time.

Maybe due to volume of traffic on the site but the Map to find nearest queue is dreadfully slow - I suppose I could organise my own queue - click here to see

 

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be taken for granted. People in the drier equatorial parts of the world travel for miles to get clean drinking water and when disasters strike – like in Haiti recently – ensuring that people have access to water is always a priority.

Water water everywhere

I was sickened to read this article http://www.fastcompany.com/1594734/design-crimes-the-worlds-most-expensi... that reveals companies marketing bottles of "exclusive" moineral water for thousands of dollars, meanwhile many go without even basic fresh running water.

Hi

I find your blog very interesting and healthy. I read almost all articles in this category. Thank you for your time.

Water is the most essential

Water is the most essential part of our life and it should not be taken for grated as the author said.World water day is not for just celebrating rather its main motive is to bring awareness among the people regarding the scarcity of water in the forth coming days.

Adiya

Almost 70% of our body

Almost 70% of our body comprise of water and it is the most essential part of all living being.If we wil turn out the pages of history and science we will discover that no life would have possible without water.So i think we all should try to preserve water as much as we can.

Around the world, for most

Around the world, for most people, water isn’t something to be taken for granted. People in the drier equatorial parts of the world travel for miles to get clean drinking water and when disasters strike.We need to see rich governments give targeted aid to improve sanitary conditions for the world’s poorest people and we need governments in developing countries to invest and make strong plans to get safe, clean water to their citizens.

Andrew

It’s estimated that people

It’s estimated that people need 15 litres of water a day as an absolute minimum to drink, cook and generally keep things clean and sanitary. It sounds like quite a bit until you think that when you flush your standard toilet it uses nine litres.

Park

The central team at the

The central team at the World’s Longest Toilet Queue has developed a range of resources and materials to help you organize and promote your Queue. Start off with the World’s Longest Toilet Queue Guide for everything you need to know in easy steps, and then grab posters, leaflets and even twitter backgrounds.

Andrew

yea! thanks!

It
sounds like quite a bit until you think that when you flush your
standard toilet it uses nine litres.Thanks!

Funny title but not a funny issue

Funny title when I first stumbled across this, but the article is actually very interesting post and  the idea that people do not have water is really quite worrying. Keep up the good info.