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The Top Ten Reasons To Be Grateful and Give Thanks For Water


by Andrew Ciccone November 01, 2018

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all the blessings bestowed upon us. Beyond being grateful for our friends, family and plentiful food on the dinner table many of us neglect to give thanks to water.

Water for most of us is ample, clean and fresh. That unfortunately is being threatened, and we need to be more cognizant of the threats to our most precious resource.

Here are the top ten reasons to be grateful for water as you fill your glass with a refreshing cool glass of water to wash down your Thanksgiving meal:


ONE
884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world's population. (WHO/UNICEF)


TWO
2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation, this is almost two fifths of the world's population. (WHO/UNICEF)


THREE
1.4 million children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. This amounts to around 4,000 deaths a day or one every 20 seconds. (WHO)




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FOUR
The weight of water that women in Africa and Asia carry on their heads is commonly 40 pounds, the same as an airport luggage allowance.


FIVE
The average North American uses 400 liters of water every day.


SIX
The average person in the developing world uses 10 liters of water every day for their drinking, washing and cooking. (WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL)


SEVEN
An old lavatory uses at least nine liters of water a flush; a low-flush model uses as little as three liters.


EIGHT
More than 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated, polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas. (DOSOMETHING.ORG)


NINE
Clean water is one aspect of improving sustainable food production in order to reduce poverty and hunger. (FAO)


TEN
On current trends over the next 20 years humans will use 40% more water than they do now. (UN Environment Programme)



As you reflect on the things you are grateful for this Thanksgiving, don't forget that water is life and everyone should have the right to clean, fresh drinking water. Let’s take a stand for water and we give thanks for all the blessings we have.

 

 

 




Andrew Ciccone
Andrew Ciccone

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Andrew Ciccone, VP Branding & Media Strategy - Andrew's long strange marketing trip began after graduating from Syracuse University with a BS in Marketing. Andrew then developed his marketing prowess when he moved to Madison Avenue big boys Young & Rubicam, Backer Spielvogel, and Grey Advertising. He went on to get a Masters in Corporate Communications from Baruch College, then went on to start his own agency in 2011 - Hudson Valley Public Relations. Andrew has earned a reputation for creative, smart, innovative campaigns that get results. Andrew's spare time is devoted to sailing regattas, family fun and film. To date he has penned four screenplays.



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