Trash in a water stop during a raceBlog Action Day is a time when authors from all over the internet write about a single topic, and this year’s topic is about the availability (or lack of) water in many developing nations.

Over 3000 blogs are going to highlight this topic throughout the course of the day, with a reach of over 28 million readers and viewers.

As runners, we are very lucky to live where we do and to have the privileges that we have. Clean water is something that many of us take for granted.

Today, I’d like to point out a few statistics to highlight just how well off we really are, not just about the amount of water we consume and how easy we can access it but also because of the sanitation that we have available, which plays a large role in keeping out water supplies clean.