Why Water

All of us are dependent on water for the most basic elements in our daily lives.

However, as often as we use and need water, how often are we aware of its importance?

Women and Children

Women bear the heaviest water burden in society as they are responsible for cooking, cleaning, washing et cetera.

In developing countries, collecting of water easily makes women and children vulnerable to sickness, danger of sexual harassment, and other forms of gender-violence, and often takes their time away from working and studying.

Living and Health

87% of the world’s population now uses improved drinking water sources, but only 62% is estimated to have access to improved sanitation facilities.

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation causes 80% of all sickness and diseases such as diarrhea and cholera.

Climate Change

Climate change is exacerbating water problems. Freshwater resources are diminishing due to human activities. The melting of snow and glaciers cause a rise in sea level.

Other water-related disasters include desertification and deforestation. All of these environmental changes can result in people losing their families, homes, land and even countries could disappear.

There is more than us who tackles issues concerning water

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