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Through Service, Education and Advocacy, Jesuits Honor World Water Day

Ingredion-dialogue_23Fr. Santos Rugel Rivera, SJ (Peru), Nick Napolitano, Keith Vernon and Fr. Winston Rye, SJ (English Canada) pause for a picture outside the corporate headquarters of Ingredion located in Westchester, Illinois prior to a shareholder dialogue with the company on their agricultural business model and the human right to water.

Sunday, March 22, marks World Water Day, a day celebrated annually since 1993 by the United Nations to raise awareness of unequal access to accessible, clean water for consumption, sanitation and daily use. The focus for World Water Day 2015, reflected in the UN World Water Development Report which will be released on March 22, is Water and Sustainable Development.

Jesuits seeking global cooperation: Water for All

nimaThe world is again recognising water as the basis of all life.  Water for all is an integrated worldview of human development and care for the environment, rather than a fragmented use of resources.  The big challenge is in securing the basic water needs for the many who do not have access and for business to grow in responsibility as it increasingly realizes the value of water in sustaining production. The UN General Assembly declared 2013 as the UN International Year of Water Cooperation and 22 March as World Water Day. World Water Day 2013 highlights freshwater and draws attention to the benefits of cooperation in water management.