access to safe water

I found the cutest pitcher and bowl at goodwill today. It insisted I bring it home with me, and kept reminding me of a rain or storm spell that someone described using their family heirloom pitcher.
The bowl itself is about three inches in diameter, but it has big dreams.
I can’t remember who originally posted that spell, and my tag that I have been using for months was apparently a terrible tag and I can’t find anything that I reblogged with it 😭
Since I do not know its history, I plan on figuring out the best method of cleansing it (somehow running water related) before I use it.
I live and work near a small, but very powerful river, but I do not have a safe way to access the water and touch it that I know of. I am going to explore this week and see if there is a safe area where I won’t get dragged if I accidentally fall in.
Does anyone know or have a link to that particular spell? Or other spells that involve using a pitcher and bowl?

Women’s Paid and Unpaid Work

But care burdens can violate women’s human rights, specifically the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress, the right to participation in civic life, and the right to rest and leisure.

Women’s economic empowerment is not simply about labour force participation: it must also encompass and consider choice to work, choice of sector, location and working hours. When working for women’s economic empowerment, societies, politicians and development workers need to make sure women’s economic empowerment doesn’t come at the cost of time poverty: leisure and rest are just as important.

For instance, introducing low-cost fuel-efficient stoves, washing machines and improving access to safe water reduces the time women spend on unpaid labour and care work, because the tasks are completed more efficiently, in a shorter space of time, freeing women’s time and allowing more space for leisure, rest, or entry into the paid workforce.

Conversely, some studies have found that introducing electricity into homes often has the opposite effect: with the period in which work can be undertaken expanding, work grows to fill the time, rather than allowing tasks to be performed in a shorter period. Technology alone cannot be a liberator without an attendant change in social attitudes towards unpaid work and a shift in the gender burden of work.

The question “who performs the drudgery?” in society is a gendered one, but one that cannot be considered without looking at intrinsic class and race factors. Care workers, low paid health assistants, cleaners and child minders in society are predominantly women, but also working class, and often black or asian, globally.

Dawn Foster

PHILIPPINES, Manila : A father and son (L) on a makeshift boat made from styrofoam paddle through a garbage filled river as they collect plastic bottles that they can sell in junkshops in Manila on March 19, 2015. They earn three US dollars a day. The Philippines will be observing World Water day on March 22, a global event that focuses on finding access to clean and safe water. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Photo of the Week: Children near the shore in Port Vila, Vanuatu watch a boat that is taking an immunization team to a nearby island. Cyclone Pam, which hit on 13 March, has disrupted access to safe water and sanitation in the island nation, increasing children’s risk of water and vector-borne diseases. The ‘10,000 in 10’ campaign, launched on 18 March, aims to immunize 10,000 children 6 to 59 months of age against measles and rubella - in 21 villages over 10 days. © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0523/Sokhin

Lemmie just level with ya’ll hunters for a sec that claim you can justify doing it because of overpopulation. 

Alright, I’ll roll with you. 
Overpopulation is because there’s abundant food sources, safe places to raise young, and easy access to water, correct? Well, if we’re talking about deer, which seems to be the go-to animal, why can’t we allow nature to take it’s course? 

Surely, if the deer population was really that high, the environment wouldn’t be able to sustain them for very long, therefore, the deer population would start to decline naturally because their food source is being depleted from over-grazing. 

Instead of tampering with the natural order of things, and shooting all the predators/killing all the strong bucks in the breeding stock, etc etc, why don’t we allow nature to fix this problem like it always has done?

Nature has a great system of maintaining an equilibrium when one link on the food chain becomes too much of a strain, and I’d argue that hunters are only using this excuse of “it’s good for the environment because there’s too many deer running around” just to get a quick adrenaline rush and a hard-on from ending another life.

(Sidenote, not talking about proper hunters who make a clean kill and use every part of the animal for sustenance) 

Thoughts please.

BREAKING: NRDC has filed a federal lawsuit to secure safe drinking water for the people of Flint, Michigan.

NRDC, as part of a coalition of local citizens and national groups, is seeking federal court intervention to secure access to safe drinking water for the people of Flint, Michigan. “Officials are violating the federal law that protects drinking water. In doing so, they are exposing the people of Flint to lead, a powerful toxin that can be devastating to young children. We are asking a federal court to step in,” said NRDC Senior Attorney Dimple Chaudhary.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 21 August 2012

A water pump in Zanzan Region of Côte d’Ivoire, where over 30 per cent of the population lacks access to safe water.

World Water Week, from 26–31 August this year, focuses on global water issues and is held annually by Sweden’s Stockholm International Water Institute.

Supported by UN agencies, the 2012 event seeks improved collaboration – at local, national and global levels – to address the future of food security in a world where water resources are decreasing.


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bowerjamieI’m taking part in the#1DayOn10Litres challenge in conjunction with #AcquaForLife and Green Cross International to help raise awareness of the issue of water scarcity and access to clean / safe drinking water. In “water rich” countries we use over 100 litres a day and in some countries, such as Bolivia, access to safe drinking water means that often some families have as little as 10 litres to live on per day.
See if you too can try and use only 10 litres and share your efforts.
#HelpGiveWater #1DayOn10Litres#AcquaForLife


Hey guys, I’m fundraising for raleigh international for my trip to Tanzania next year. I will be working on a development programme that will give people access to clean and safe water. Please please share this and sponsor me. The link is below.

Thank you for all your support! ✨💫


The Story of Grassy Narrows (6 minute video)

A river poisoned with mercury. Tap water that is contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. Decades of government inaction.

The story of Grassy Narrows is only one example of more than 100 First Nations communities in Canada with no access to safe drinking water.

Hear from the resilient people of Grassy Narrows and find out how you can be an ally in their struggle.

Share this video and tag @JustinTrudeau and #ThirstyforJustice.

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