Year of Drinking Water
Drinking water is the basic means of survival for human beings.
The vast majority of people do not have direct access to drinking water.
Lack of drinking water is the most common cause of death, especially of children all over the world, ahead of cancer, AIDS or tropical diseases.
Lack of drinking water is the first cause of migration and terrorism: people move from villages to big cities.
There they lose their traditional social connections: the young women fall into the clutches of prostitution, the young men into the traps of traffickers or terrorist organisations.
In order to combat the causes of migration and terrorism, a worldwide effort must be made to bring drinking water supplies to the last villages in the world.
A think tank funded by the prosperous countries of this world is researching the sustainable implementation of this goal.
Multinational corporations, especially in the food sector, are financing the realisation of the plans developed by the scientists.
The German government proposes to the world community to realise this project as soon as possible under the umbrella term “Year of Drinking Water” and takes the lead in its implementation.
Christof Wackernagel – Munich, 3.12.2019