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.
Live on polluted rain or river water
Lack a water supply at home
Walk hours a day carrying water
Preventable deaths each year
31% of educational institutions in the world do not have drinking water
443 million school days are lost each year due to contaminated water
Every 2 minutes a child dies from diarrhea caused by water
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.