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Dear list members Thank you for all the information/ discussion on water treatment in Iraq - it has been most enlightening. I just found out that 2003 is the UN Year of Freshwater - which seems particularly relevant, especially running up to 22 March, World Water Day. all best Cathy Aitchison ----- Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP 10 Downing Street London Dear Mr Blair Iraq's water system I write to express my concern at the damage which may be caused to the infrastructure in Iraq if we go to war. I am particularly concerned about the water system, already badly damaged during the 1991 Gulf War (and since then by sanctions) and the bad effect this will have for many years on the health of Iraqi people, especially children. As I'm sure you are aware, 2003 is the UN Year of Freshwater, and 22 March is World Water Day. In the light of this, I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions: - What will you as UK Prime Minister be doing to held help restore fresh water to Iraq on 22 March and during 2003? - If the UK is at war with Iraq on 22 March, what steps will you as Prime Minister take on that day to ensure that the UK does not contravene the spirit of the UN General Comment on water as a human right, signed in Geneva on 27 November 2002? Yours sincerely Cathy Aitchison References: Iraq water treatment vulnerabilities: http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/declassdocs/dia/19950901/950901_511rept_91.h tml UN Year of Freshwater: http://www.wateryear2003.org/ev.php?URL_ID=1236&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECT ION=201 UN declares safe water a human right: http://ens-news.com/ens/dec2002/2002-12-04-01.asp http://www.usembassy.it/file2002_11/alia/a2113004.htm -- Cathy Aitchison Aitchison Media & Development 020 8685 9928 http://www.twiza.demon.co.uk/amd _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk