Water: A global problem

Water: A global problem

The challenges regarding water are increasing every day, drinking water is a scarce resource and is in a critical state worldwide.

The Global Water Crisis

Affects millions of people.

It is also a health crisis, a gender crisis, an educational and schooling crisis, as well as an economic crisis.

On the internet you will find a wealth of information about the Global Water Crisis currently affecting humanity. We can provide you with some facts, but keep in mind that behind each number there are people with concerns and who, like you, deserve a dignified life.

163 MILLION

Live on polluted rain or river water

844 MILLION

Lack a water supply at home

263 MILLION

Walk hours a day carrying water

3.5 MILLION

Preventable deaths each year

31% of schools in the world do not have clean and safe water and sanitation

443 million school days are lost each year due to water-borne diseases

Every 2 minutes a child dies from diarrhea caused by water diseases

Fewer people die from war, AIDS, malaria and measles combined

Women in Africa spend 40 billion hours a year obtaining water

€1 invested in water and sanitation generates a return of x4

Probably a few meters from where you are sitting reading these lines you will find a water tap, that most likely has water that is safe and drinkable. This privilege is had by only about 2/3 of the people in the world who don’t have to worry about the most essential resource for life. It is taken for granted, that wherever we are, we will always have enough, safe and affordable water.

Having water allows us to cook, wash, shower, drink, but also to study, work, irrigate, or play. In short, it enables us to live with dignity.

DRINKING WATER means being able to go to school, learn to READ, to WRITE, to DREAM.
Unfortunately, it is the children who are the most vulnerable, as they are the ones responsible for collecting water and who are more prone to illness because their immune system is in the early stages of development.

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