Why is Water so Important?
It’s not just that water is critical to human well-being (which it is), but access to water is critical to economic and cultural development. Families who have to spend up to five hours each day fetching drinkable water don’t have time for school, or better jobs, or creativity. Clean water represents better health and greater opportunities.
Water is not a renewable resource
There is a limited supply, and no one on earth is able to either expand or diminish that amount. The water currently available is all that will ever be available.It will be re-cycled, re-used, over and over. It can never be replaced.
Water is precious
Though water covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface, the supply is not as immense as we think. More than 97% of the world’s water is salty. And of the remaining 2.5% that is not salty, 70% is frozen, in glaciers, permafrost, or icy tundra. That leaves less than 1% of the world’s water for land-based life forms to live on. And at a minimum, humans need two liters of water each day, in food or drink, just to survive.
Stop sitting on the sidelines
Make a huge difference in the lives of thousands of poor people—help us develop a sustainable water purification system. Each plant sterilizes enough drinking water for 30,000 people every day. And the business model is sustainable because it covers expenses (such as continuously testing the water, eliminating contaminant, etc.) soon after operations begin. This solution is seven times more cost effective than simply digging a well.
What does the water system look like?
What does it take to provide clean water for 30,000 people each day?
Not as much as you might think.
Just committed, discerning people working together,
believing they can change the world.