MilwaukeePhoto: Jeramey Jannene Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action. This year's topic is water. For most of history, cities have been unsanitary human death traps, unable to provide the two to three quarts of wholesome freshwater each of us must drink daily to stay alive or the minimum four to five gallons -- roughly the equivalent of three to four modern toilet flushes -- needed for the most …
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Steven Solomon is author of WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization, and a veteran economic journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Economist, Business Week, Esquire, and The Independent (UK). His website is http://thewaterblog.wordpress.com.