Today, one-third of the world’s population lack access to clean, safe water. Four billion people lack access to adequate sanitation, which isn’t just an inconvenience… it’s life-threatening. Every 40 seconds a person dies from a preventable waterborne illness.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Many organizations around the world are working hard to end this urgent crisis, but it’s too big to tackle alone. People continue to die.
Individual efforts are simply not enough, and we’re facing additional obstacles:
- Inconsistent standards make it more difficult to achieve effective and large-scale solutions
- Little collaboration among organizations, corporations, and governments
- Absence of a global strategy designed to reach 2.1 billion people with safe water
- Lack of sustainable systems and a commitment to monitoring, and accountability
- Low awareness of the urgency of this crisis in developed countries