Divide and Take Available Electronically!
Finally, Divide and Take has been published! Yes, the book was formally known as The Well Started to go Dry; however, Divide and Take sounded much better.
In the book Divide and Take J. Collin takes situation which may normally occur overseas in a developing country and places that situation in the middle of the United States. The idea behind the book is that, sometimes, people fail to recognize tragedy until it is directly in front of them.
Angry protesters, reports of an outbreak of stray dogs, and being forcibly removed from the closet are the issues Sarah Polsky faces in the book Divide and Take. It’s the story of what happens within a small town in Minnesota going through economic hardship. Unfortunately, the choices made by residents may make the town’s water supply permanently disappear.
The paperback version should be available within the next three weeks!
Instead of offering up another excerpt I wanted to give some facts about water use around the world today.
3.5 Million people die every year from water related illness
-World Health Organization 2008 (Found on water.org)
If you live in one of the worlds slums you are likely to pay 5 to 10 times as much for water as those living in wealthier areas of the same city. No, the water isn’t any better in the slum.
-2006 United Nations Human Development Report. (Found on water.org)
Three children die a minute from water related disease
-2006 United Nations Human Development Report (Found on water.org)
Right now, one BILLION people on this planet are without clean drinking water.
70% of the worlds’ water supply is consumed by agriculture
20% of the world’s water supply is consumed by industry.
A whopping 10% of the world’s water supply goes towards domestic use.