Today is International World Water Day. Initiated by the United Nations in 1993, it was established as a means of focusing the world’s attention- if for only one day- on the global importance of fresh water. It’s been held every year since, every 22nd March. This year, the theme is Water and Sustainable Development – two issues that we at Monsanto are very passionate about.
A few facts about water:
- According to the UN, today, 748 million people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.
- Between the years 2000 and 2050, the UN estimates that global demand for water for industrial production will have grown by 400%.
- To produce a calorie of food requires a litre of waterRead More