That means 2-1/2 times the number of people that live in the U.S. don’t have access to clean water!
Millions of women and children in the developing world spend hours daily—walking up to six miles—to collect water. They fill up from water sources that are often polluted, then carry their 40 pound jerry cans on their backs all the way back to their villages.
Every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water related disease. Four thousand kids every day.
Every year, 3.4 million people die from a water related disease.
An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day.
World Water Week, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), takes place in Stockholm, Sweden August 31st through September 5th, 2014. It’s been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991. What better time to try to raise awareness about water in a bigger way?
Here are 5 ways you can help raise awareness!
2. Give to my water.org fundraiser—$25 is enough to give one person access to safe water for life. Giving just one dollar helps, too!
3. Share this post anywhere and everywhere. On twitter, use the hashtag #GDwater and, if it fits #WWWeek.
4. Read the posts in our blog hop below to learn more about water issues and share those as well!
5. Have your own blog? Write about water issues then enter your post in our blog hop.
Oh, and listen to this Green Divas Radio Show interview with water.org…
While we didn’t get to speak with Matt Damon, who is behind the amazing organization Water.org, we did get a chance to speak to Moree Scofield, who’s working hard to help raise awareness about the plight of so many people who do NOT have easy access to clean, safe water. Learn more about how to get involved. Great podcast!
The Green Divas World Water Week Blog Hop!
Continue on for other article links from our own blog—and blogs we love—to learn about water issues, ways to conserve water in your own home, how to take action and more! And stay tuned for a special GD myEARTH360 Report.
Have your own link? Share it here (see below for rules for sharing your link) and please mention you linked up at The Green Divas blog !
Rules for sharing your link:
- Must be related to the water—the issues, ways to conserve water, etc.
- No sponsored or affiliate only posts (some affiliate links within the post are acceptable, but we will not approve standalone sponsored or affiliate posts).
- No giveaways or product reviews.
sources: water.org and worldwaterweek.org | main image via shutterstock.com