Update: Watch the Secretary's remarks here.
On World Water Day, March 22, 2010, Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero will introduce Secretary Clinton. The event is co-hosted by National Geographic and Water Advocates. Watch Secretary Clinton's remarks streamed live here on DipNote and state.gov.
One out of every six people lacks safe drinking water and two out of every five people lack adequate sanitation. By 2025, nearly two-thirds of the world's population will be living under water stressed conditions and approximately one billion people will face absolute water scarcity. Implications are widespread ranging from health, gender equity, child survival and education to the environment, poverty and peace and security. World Water Day raises public consciousness of these challenges and seeks to ensure that safe, affordable and sustainable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene is accessible for all people around the world.