Today is Blog Action Day 2010. This year's theme is water.
You may have noticed the banner ad for this on the right hand column of this site for the last few weeks. I don't have anything particularly insightful to share about this topic, but I do know that Portland and the rest of Maine has great access to safe and clean water for human consumption. Unfortunately, people in some places do not have the access they deserve to safe water supplies, which is a basic human need, due to reasons beyond geography.
As noted on the Blog Action Day site, water is not just a "...human rights issue, It's an environmental issue, an animal welfare issue, a sustainability issue. Water is a global issue, deserving a global conversation." Feel free to sign the current petition to the United Nations concerning the issue of a improving water and water sanitation to to those who need it the most or get involved in one of the many water-related charities.