Clean Water Matters

 

For All of Us

Clean water is vital to our health, communities, and economy. Our communities are impacted by what happens upstream. The water flowing from streams and wetlands ends up in the rivers, lakes, and bays by our homes.

Your contribution helps us to continue meeting the needs of those who lack clean water around the world, because clean water matters!

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11 Facts About Water in the Developing World

Clean water is vital to our health, communities, and economy. Water is one of our most vital resources, and when a country’s water is polluted, it is devastating, not only to the environment, but also to human health and communities of all sizes. Unfortunately, water contamination issues abound throughout the world. By supporting Clean Water Matters and similar organizations that work to improve water systems, everyone can have a hand in ensuring clean, safe water for themselves, their families and their communities.

HUMan impact

  • 884 million people in the world lack access to safe water supplies.
  • More than 840,000 people die each year from water-related disease.
  • Almost 2 in 3 people who need safe drinking water survive on less than $2 a day.
  • Every minute a child dies of a water-related disease.
  • Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally or approximately 2,300 people per day.

Enviromental impact

  • In many developing countries, millions of women spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources.
  • Clean water is one aspect of improving sustainable food production in order to reduce poverty and hunger.
  • More than 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated, polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas.

SOCIAL IMPACT

  • More than 1/2 of all primary schools in developing countries don’t have adequate water facilities and nearly 2/3 lack adequate sanitation.
  • By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions.
  • Every $1 spent on water and sanitation generates $8 as a result of saved time, increased productivity and reduced health care costs.

Articles

Water in Manila, Philippines Shut Off

A huge story in the Philippines regarding the water being shut off for two days in Manila. People are standing in line for water. It is issues like these that as a non-profit organization, Clean Water Matters, Inc takes seriously.

Media Advisory

To our dear friends and fellow colleagues in the Print, Radio, and Television (TV) Media.May we have the distinct honor of inviting you to join us in our herald forum’s 7th edition series 2019, this coming 30th April (Tuesday) @ Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan...

For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water

SOURCE: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/11/health/denmark-sc-water-chemical-not-epa-approved/index.html Sara Ganim, CNN Video produced by Matthew Gannon and Margaret Dawson Updated 11:11 AM EST, Wed November 28, 2018 (CNN) For 10 years, some residents in Denmark,...

Safe Drinking Water is Essential

Water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean.Polluted water isn’t just dirty—it’s deadly. Some 1.8 million people die every year of...

Water is Life and Clean Water Means Health.

- Audrey Hepburn, British Actress

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