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Global Water Crisis Facts

Safe water is something that most people in the developed world take for granted because it’s easily accessible and inexpensive. All most people need to do is turn on the tap, and an infinite supply of clean water—safe for drinking, bathing, cleaning, watering the...

Causes of the Global Water Crisis

More than one billion people lack access to safe water, and more than four billion people find water scarce for at least one month each year. Inadequate sanitation is also a contributing factor, exposing them to multiple water-borne diseases, like typhoid fever and cholera. Each year, two million people die from diarrheal diseases alone. Learn here about the causes of the global water crisis and what we can do to help!

Congo Volcano Eruption Intensifies Water Crisis

Despite abundant natural resources and precious metals, including large deposits of tantalum, a vital component in cell phones and laptops, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among the world's most impoverished countries. Poor infrastructure, decades of civil...

Lack of Clean Water Creates a Devastating Health Crisis

Life on the planet is not possible without water. It covers more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface. However, most of it is unusable by humans and most other living things. As a result, we are experiencing a global water crisis with dire health consequences. A lack of access to clean water jeopardizes the health of millions of people. Various contributing factors create health issues. Read on here to discover the health issues caused by the global water crisis, as well as what we can do to provide clean water sustainably.

What Is W.A.S.H (And Why Is It Important)?

Across the globe, more than two billion people lack access to clean drinking water, safe sanitation, or proper sanitation. The results can be deadly.  W.A.S.H. (an acronym for WAter, Sanitation, and Hygiene) provides essential services to help prevent infectious...

The Dangerous Walk to Water

When it comes to water, most of us have it easy. Just one swipe of the tap and water is instantly at our disposal. Accessing water isn’t something people in wealthy countries associate with personal danger. Yet, the women and girls living in a developing country face...