Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Water, water everywhere

And not a drop to drink.

"The United Nations celebrated World Water Day by noting that 40 percent of the world's population lacked basic sanitation, and it was reported that the World Bank's plan to privatize water supplies in impoverished nations had largely failed. Of the $25 billion invested in clean water, only 1 percent had reached sub-Saharan Africa, and much of the money had gone to providing clean water to the wealthy. ..."

--from Harper's Weekly March 28, 2006


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