Why end water poverty?

"WATER IS LIFE'S MATER AND MATRIX, MOTHER AND MEDIUM. THERE IS NO LIFE WITHOUT WATER."

~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi ~

Water poverty kills 1.5 million children every year. (WHO)

Child survival is the new green. It's only by child survival that we will stop population growth. (Learn more)

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Half of the world’s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water-related diseases. (UN)

Women and girls spend up to 6 hours each day collecting water, the equivalent of a school day. (UN-Water)

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The water crisis is the number 1 global risk based on impact to society. (WEF)

For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, there is an economic return of $3 - $34. (WHO)

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663 million people - 1 in 10 - lack access to safe water.

In Africa and Asia, women and children walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 kilometres) of dangerous paths a day just to collect water.

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