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Why water?

Globally, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe drinking water. In addition, approximately 30,000 people die every week from diarrheal diseases caused by an uncertain water source, and 90% of the deaths are children under 5 years of age.

We want to do something about this.

Women and  children

Women carry the heaviest burden in society when it comes to water, as they are often responsible for cooking, cleaning, washing and so on.

 

In countries in the global south, collecting water makes it easy for women and children to be exposed to disease and the risk of gender discrimination, and often takes from them time they could spend on work and education.

87% of the world's population now uses upgraded water supplies, but only 62% is estimated to have access to upgraded sanitary facilities.

 

Unsafe water and lack of basic hygiene items cause 80% of all waterborne diseases such as diarrhea and cholera.

Health and living conditions

Climate change

Climate change exacerbates water-related problems. Freshwater resources disappear due to human activities and discharges. Melting snow and glaciers increase the harbor level.

 

Other water-related disasters involve desertification and deforestation. All these changes in the environment can result in people losing family, homes and food soil - even land may be in danger of disappearing.

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