World Water Day

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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!

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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.