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In the year of 2007 governor John Huntsman Jr. signed the proclamation declaring the first full week in May Water Week. This years Water Week is the week of May 2nd?10th. During this week the state of Utah will have many different fairs, celebrations, brown bags and film screenings. Using these events and activities, the hope is to promote the importance of water and help educate people on the importance of Conservation!
The goal of Water Week is to promote the importance of Water and Water conservation. Conservation is very important and each year gets more critical as water runs low. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), more than 1 billion people, about one in six people in this world, have no access to clean and safe drinking water while over 2 billion lack accesses to adequate sanitation. The effects of unclean water often lead to an endless cycle of poverty, conflict, disease and death.
If we continue to follow the current trend, by the year 2025 two thirds of the people in this world will not have sufficient access to clean water. The first step to solving the water crisis is to promote and enforce the right to safe, clean water for every individual. In particular, securing women’s rights is crucial because women are both the ones most affected by the water crisis as well as the ones who are often leading the fight for safe water in their communities. Providing an integrated and long-term approach of water, sanitation and hygiene helps peopl