WATER AWARENESS

Every day is water day!

Did your know?

  1. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
  2. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.
  3. Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
  4. Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.
  5. Of all the water on the earth, humans can used only about three tenths of a percent of this water. Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes.
  6. The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.

"Water Wars"

-By 2025, world population would increase to 2.6 billion more than the present day and water demands would exceed availability by 56 percent. People will live in water-scarcity areas, and disputes over resources are inevitable.

-The issue of water and the sharing of water has always been a key concern in the Middle East.

- Clear identification of "ownership" of water resources is problematic but necessary in order to enhance political stability and international relations. Negotiation of agreements can take years. In the meantime, the ecosystem of a river may continue to be harmed or even destroyed, with the accompanying deterioration of the quality and quantity of water impacting the local population.

- According to the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, there have been 507 international disputes concerning water resources in the last 50 years.

Why is this campaign important?

"The Water Project"

Why Water?

Every day in rural communities and poor urban centers, hundreds of millions of people suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water.


Women and girls especially bear the burden of walking miles at a time to gather water from streams and ponds - full of disease that is making them and their families sick.



These illnesses and the time lost to fetching water robs entire communities of their futures.


Hope is put on hold in over half of the developing world's primary schools without access to water and sanitation. But it doesn't have to be this way


Running Dry: Call To Action