Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Water for the World Act - Introduction and Senator Durbin's Remarks

This week in Washington DC saw a number of momentous events leading up to World Water Day, March 22. Among them:

Senators Dick Durbin, Patty Murray and Bob Corker introduced the Water for the World Act, the successor to the 2005 Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act. The linchpin of this legislation is the U.S. government's commitment to providing access to safe drinking water and sanitation to 100 million new people over the next several years. Read more from Senator Durbin here.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted Chairman of Coca-Cola Neville Isdell and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist at an event launching CSIS' Declaration on the Global Challenge of Water. Please review and consider adding your name to the growing list of supporters.

Also a great HuffPost oped by fellow water advocate Jonathan Greenblatt: Let The Clean Waters Flow. Be sure to read the postscript Jonathan added, with a list of things to consider doing on World Water Day.

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