Sunday, September 23, 2012

Running Water

In rural Kenya people and cattle share water sources.
5K Run 4 Running Water, sponsored by
Oregon State University Engineers Without Borders
Here in the Umpqua Valley it's easy to take for granted access to fresh water. It's the 21st century--buckets don't have to be hauled from the crick or hand cranked up from the bottom of the well. Turn on the tap, it flows; flush the toilet, it goes.

We're lucky we live where we live, because hundreds of millions of people elsewhere don't have access to clean water for their daily needs. We can act locally to conserve this precious, life sustaining resource, but we should also be aware that globally, water for drinking and sanitation is not a convenient tap away.

"It's All About the Water."

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