World Water Day: Record for longest toilet queue

World Water Day: Longest toilet queue in BrusselsI hope not many people really "had to go urgently", but on the occasion of World Water Day, UNICEF, the UN's Child's Fund, got 756 people lined up to a latrine in central Brussels to raise awareness for the need for clean water on World Water Day. (Full)

The 2009, the theme for World Water Day is "Shared Water - Shared Opportunities", with a focus on transboundary waters.

Many claim the global water crisis is one of the causes of the global food crisis. And soon will become the scarcest natural resource. (Full)

Interested? Here is some background reading on the importance of water hygiene, sanitation and the right to access to clean water. (Thanks Simon!)

More on The Road about water

Picture courtesy Belga


Peter (Worldman): 23 March, 2009 05:16  

This latrine action in Brussels is a nice way to rise awareness on this issue.

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