Wednesday, March 28, 2012

UNICEF Tap Project

Half full, I say.
I've blogged about water in the past - sources of it, lack, or quality of it, etc. My antics as a maladjusted American bride abroad make for amusing, and hopefully enlightening posts. Since March is World Water Month, that means I get to blog about water again, with more serious information that serendipitously ties into my platform.
  • Istanbul Water Consensus Pact (IWC): Istanbul is a sprawling metropolis with complex water issues, as evidenced by the many cisterns and aquaducts crisscrossing the city. The World Water Forum's 5th annual conference concurred with a location there, and an important document in the name of the city was born. In a nutshell, leaders of cities from around the globe decide to meet or exceed certain goals in providing clean, safe water to their citizens. The IWC has 1070 signatories to date. (Note: I <3 Istanbul.)

What Is the UNICEF Tap Project?

In 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world. (source:

Cinna- I mean Lenny Kravitz is endorsing this.  He was offering his song "Faith of a Child" for free with a UNICEF Tap Project donation until 3/23, which was very generous of him. (Note: Timely YA super blockbuster mega-amazing movie/book tie-in :D)

Important Blog Management Note:  I am switching my "Turkish" posting days with my "Writer's Life" days, beginning next week.


Connie Keller said...

Thanks for the reminder that water is such a huge issue for most of the world. We take in for granted here in the US, especially in the area I live where rainfall is plentiful to the point of being problematic.

Southpaw said...

That's wonderful. What a great way to spread the word too (at the restaurants.)

Carolyn V said...

I had no idea it was World Water Month! So many people need clean water. I love what the restaurants are doing. Great idea!

Carol Riggs said...

Yes...water--clean water--is so crucial to life, and we often take it for granted. Here in Oregon, we have plenty of rainfall, and I'm grateful. We don't have the droughts and water shortages than California and Nevada have, where they often have to ration their water. said...

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