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A Simple Statistical Exercise For World Water Day

March 22nd is World Water Day.

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Did you know that roughly 1 in 9 people live without access to an improved source of drinking water?

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1 of the 9 glasses is empty (#6). But let's say we erase the numbers and shuffle the glasses so they're out of order.

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  1. Choose one of the following and then keep reading...

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About 1/9 of you will draw glass #6. For roughly that percentage of the world, no access to an improved source of drinking water has wide-ranging effects.

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World Water Day helps educate the public on the full implications of this problem and how it affects more than just health.

#Wateris free time. Women &children carry 70% of the burden of water collection - leaving less time for school.

And in this short video, Charity: Water illustrates the burden of collecting water and how you can help the affected regions of the world.

View this video on YouTube

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You can participate in this conversation by using the hashtag #WaterIs. And you can read more from the U.N. here.

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