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El Paso, TX, March 19 , 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – March 22 marks World Water Day, which is why the U.S.- Mexico Border Ecoclubs Network in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) U.S.-Mexico Border Office  will held a Water and Health workshop at the Chamizal National Park on:


WATER AND HEALTH WORKSHOP

March 24, 2012

8:30 a.m.-4:00 PM

Chamizal National Park

800 South San Marcial

El Paso, TX

Statistics show that all people drink from two to four liters of water daily, but most of our water is incorporated in the food we produce, for example, it takes 15,000 liters of water to produce one kilo of beef. There are in the world around 7 billion people to feed and is expected to be two more billion by 2050, which is why the theme of the celebration of World Water Day this year is: "The world is thirsty because we are hungry."

PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP

In an attempt to educate the new generations, the U.S.- Mexico Border Ecoclubs Network will held a workshop on Water and Health at the Chamizal National Park where the main objective is to recognize the importance of drinking water as key to maintaining human health.

"Water is a precious resource that nature has given us and is running out, it is essential that children learn to appreciate, care for it, regulate its use, and know that their health is directly linked to the consumption of clean and safe water, " said Dr. Gustavo Iturralde, Family and Community Health Consultant, from PAHO / WHO.

Workshop activities include describing the role of the Ecoclubs as driving agents of water and health, the status of water in the city of El Paso and in the colonias, and to learn about useful tools in the communication and dissemination of ideas.

ABOUT ECOCLUBS

An Ecoclub is an independent organization, directed and driven by the youth community. Promotes activities to improve the quality of life, contributes to the welfare of society, environmental preservation and a local sustainable development as well as training local leaders to identify, intervene and solve problems through active participation and involving the whole community: family, authorities, local and national organizations.

RELATED LINKS AND MORE INFORMATION

Chamizal National Park

http://www.nps.gov/cham/index.htm

U.S.-Mexico Border Ecoclubs Network

http://www.paho.org/blogs/ecoclub/

World Water Day

http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/

AGENDA

icon Water Workshop Agenda (842.9 kB) 

 

For more information please contact:

Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S, Knowledge Management & Communication
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office
5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4  El Paso, TX 79912
Office (915) 845-5950 Ext. 42523 / Cel (915) 449-3040  / Fax  (915) 845-4361
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Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2012 19:01
 

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