Monday, September 21, 2009

Freshwater of adequate quality is not only a prerequisite for human societies, but also for natural ecosystems that perform functions essential for human existence and life on earth. At present irrigated agriculture is responsible for about 70% of all freshwater abstractions by humans, while agriculture as a whole applies about 86% of the worldwide freshwater use. In many parts of the world, the use of freshwater for agriculture has to compete with other uses such as urban utilization and business activities.

It is increasingly clear that lack of access to clean water and sanitation in many parts of the world causes great suffering in humanitarian, social, environmental and economic terms, and seriously undermines development goals.

This boy on the other hand, cool as a summer breeze, seems able to quench our thirst and makes our hearts beat like the A-train.