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OMNI: UN WORLD WATER DAY NEWSLETTER #5


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UN WORLD WATER DAY NEWSLETTER #5, World Climate Justice Month Begins, MARCH 22, 2018.
COMPILED BY Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology.
(#1 August 9, 2011; #2 March 22, 2012; #3 March 22, 2014, #4, March 22, 2015).

What’s at stake:  The agriculture industry vs. clean water.

CONTENTS: UN WORLD WATER DAY NEWSLETTER #5, March 22, 2018
Greenberg, Mighty Earth 2018 World Water Day Forum,
     Farrell’s Lounge, 3-22, 6:30
UN World Water Day, March 22
2 Recent Books on Water
Matt Damon’s Water War
Context:  Books on Rising Seas







Michael Greenberg - Clean it up Tyson
3-16-18
12:30 PM (21 hours ago)
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Hi all, 
I am excited to invite you to Mighty Earth's 2018 World Water Day forum. Please join dozens of concerned citizens from across NWA this Thursday, as we discuss the detrimental impact of the ag industry on our clean water, and highlight tactics for addressing this problem.

Just this month, Tyson was fined $2 million for the shocking and catastrophic spill they caused in Missouri--a spill so damaging that 100,000 fish died immediately and washed up onto the shore. 

We will use our World Water Day forum to share tactics and strategies for compelling Tyson to clean up their practices. 

Sign-up HERE to join us!

WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Farrell's Lounge, 311 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
WHY: Learn how to campaign for some big changes from Tyson 
SPEAKERS: 
·  Denise Deason-Toyne, president of Save the IL River
·  Guy Ames, sustainable farmer and activist

From OMNI
Thurs Mar 22 - 6:30 pm - Farrell's Lounge, Fayetteville

Join Mighty Earth on World Water Day, as we hold our largest corporations accountable and call on them to protect our rivers and oceans. The need for clean, safe water has never been as pressing as it is now. Yet large companies such as Tyson continue to engage in polluting practices that imperil our water quality and our health.

In just the first half of this decade, Tyson Foods dumped 104 million pounds of toxic waste into our waterways--more than any other food company in the nation.
And the pollution is not abating. Just this month, Tyson was fined over $2 million for a spill in Missouri that killed 100,000 fish.

As the nation's largest meat producer, Tyson has the ability to move markets and shape our ag system. Join us on World Water Day to learn about how to hold Tyson accountable and work to win some big changes.
When: Thursday, March 22, 6:30 PM

UNITED NATIONS WORLD WATER DAY, March 22, Google Search, 3-17-18
en.unesco.org/themes/water-security/world-water-day
The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/47/193 of 22 December 1992 by which 22 March of each year was declared World Day for Water, to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) ...
sdg.iisd.org/events/world-water-day-2018/
The UN General Assembly will launch the International Decade for Action: Water for sustainable development (2018-2028) on World Water Day 2018. According to UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak, outlining his priorities for 2018, the event will “contribute to the review of SDG 6” during the 2018 session of the UN High-level ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Water_Day
This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations (UN) designated 22 March as International World Water Day in 1992 at the same conference. In 1993, the first World Water Day was designated by the United ...
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THE ANSWER IS IN NATURE. How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution? By using the solutions we already find in nature. World Water Day 2018. What is World Water DayWorld Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 ...
Theme · ‎Resources · ‎Events map · ‎Stories
www.un.org/en/events/waterday/
Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or ...
www.un.org/en/events/waterday/background.shtml
In the Shangil Tobaya IDP camp in Darfur, Sudan, people have access to water only two hours in the morning, not enough time for all to be fully provided. UN Photo/Albert Gonz├ílez Farran. Background. International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of ...
www.unwater.org/what-we-do/inspire-action/
Every year, UN-Water coordinates the United Nations international observances on freshwater and sanitation. Depending on the official UN theme of the campaign, they are led by one or more UN-Water Members and Partners with a related mandate. On World Water DayUN-Water releases the World Water Development ...
www.unwater.org/world-water-day-2018/
4 days ago - World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year's theme, 'Nature for Water', explores nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related ...
www.unwater.org/
Explore UN-Water Publications. View all. Climate Change Disasters Ecosystems ... Water Security World Water Development Report All categories. Remove selection ... Have a look at this year’s #WorldWaterDay gadgets and memes to get inspired!… https://t.co/pdbRx3TQEc. 3. Looking for a fun way to learn more about the ...
www.greeningtheblue.org › Events
Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day.
Why World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March?
What was the theme of International Water Day 2017?
What is the theme of World Water Day 2017?
Why do we celebrate as a water day?

Recent BOOKS ON WATER
David Sedlak. Water 4.0. The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource. 2013.
Karen Piper.  The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos.  2014.
Michael Webber.  Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival.  2016.

Matt Damon's personal water war

By Trisha Henry, CNN
Updated 9:57 PM ET, Fri October 10, 2014



 Only 1 in 4 people in India have access to clean water
Actor Matt Damon is using his celebrity to bring attention to the dire need for water
768 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources, according to the World Health Organization   MORE http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/10/health/matt-damons-water-war/

Context:   Books on Warming and Rising Seas
A World Without Ice. 
The Flooded Earth
High Tide on Mainstreet
The Water Will Come.



Google Search, Feb. 28, 2015
Water Crisis 2014
Karen Piper, The Coming Chaos
Davos Forum: Water Crisis
Business Insider, Fresh Water Disappearing
Art Hobson, Great Lakes Shrinking
Resistance, Action
Nigeria and Corporate Accountability
Unitarian Universalist Association and UUFF
US Water Resources Act and University of Arkansas
Barbara Fitzpatrick, What Will Wake Up Our Leaders to Act for the People?



END UN WORLD WATER DAY NEWSLETTER #5, March 22, 2018

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