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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Water is Work - World Water Day March 22, 2016

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World Water Day 2016, sponsored by the United Nations, is focused on water and jobs. Approximately half of workers around the world (1.5 billion persons) have jobs in water-related industries. Many industries rely on water to perform jobs, such as fishing, agriculture, manufacturing, and food service. Societies and economies depend on the men and women who work to keep the world’s drinking water safe.

Climate change affects the economies and infrastructure that provide access to safe drinking water around the world. The World Health Organization estimates that during 2030–2050, an additional 250,000 persons will die each year as a result of climate change. Diarrheal diseases from contaminated water and lack of adequate sanitation and hygiene will be a major cause of these additional deaths. Now is the time to address these challenges and commit to the responsible management of water resources to ensure sustainable development in the present and for generations to come.

The power of water and jobs

On World Water Day, people everywhere show that they care and that they have the power to make a difference. They get inspired by information and use it to take action and change things. This year many will focus on the power that water and jobs have to transform people’s lives. Nearly all jobs are related to water and those that ensure its safe delivery. But today, millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or even protected by basic labour rights. This needs to change. Read More

Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author of NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson-Reuters) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson-Reuters). For over 4 decades the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman  1.973.696.7900  have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.