World Water Day
Today, one in two people on the planet live in a city
. The world’s cities are growing at an exceptional rate and urbanisation is a continuum. The main reason they are growing is because of natural increase in urban population, but also due to rural-to-urban migration and reclassification of rural areas to urban areas.
93% of the urbanization occurs in poor or developing countries, and nearly 40% of the world’s urban expansion is growing slums. Between 1990-2001 the world’s slums increased at a rate of 18 million people a year, and is projected to increase to 27 million new slum citizens per year between 2005-2020.
International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Take a Ride on the Train!
Tuesday Train is a weekly link-up hosted by My Mad Mind and The Survival Mama and The House on the Corner and With “Faith, Family, and Friends!”. Here’s how it works:
- Follow the hostess and co-hostesses (first through fourth spot on the linky)
- Leave a comment if you’re a new follower and I will follow back.
- Include the link-up button in your post!
- Link up your blog post for “Tuesday Train”.
- Have fun!
While you’re at it, be sure to swing over and see Boobies and the Follow Me Back Tuesday hop.