22 Mar '12, 4pm

Photos: What does clean water mean to you?

A group of children play and bathe in the polluted waters of Manila Bay in the Philippines on World Water Day, which is observed on March 22 to focus attention on water conservation and freshwater access. This year's theme is Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry , which underscores how important water access and conservation is to ensure food security. As the 12th most populous country and a rapidly urbanizing society, the Philippines is facing a severe reduction in the quality of water sources. Nearly 60 percent of groundwater is contaminated with coliform bacteria and 31 percent of illness can be attributed to waterborne sources. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/12/2689553/miami-seaquarium-releases-to-recovered.html#storylink=cpy

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