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Published on Thursday, March 22, 2007 by CommonDreams.org
A Drop In The Bucket
by Scott Klinger
Today is World Water Day, an annual observance established by the United Nations to draw attention to the world’s growing water crisis. Currently 1.2 billion citizens of the planet lack access to safe water for drinking, cooking and bathing. By 2025, the United Nations estimates this number could swell to more than five billion unless we change the rules by which water is distributed. 
snip And yet this World Water Day, a growing number of corporations, including Coke, Nestlé and Starbucks ask us to believe that they offer the solution to the world’s water woes, in a public relations effort that seeks to draw attention away from corporation’s role in helping to create the problem.

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