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World Water Week- Access to Safe Water: Takeaways from Stockholm

In 2010 the United Nations passed resolution 64/292 mandating the basic human right to water and sanitation. Nearly 800 million people lack access to safe water More than one billion don’t have basic facilities for sanitation and hygiene About 3.4 million people die every year due to water related diseases Efforts abound to secure access to safe water for the nearly one…

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Clean water erupts at a Charity Water project in Ethiopia

Water as Luxury: CharityWater Alleviates the Daily Struggle for Clean Water in the Developing World

In his twenties, Scott Harrison was a party promoter in New York City and a self–described “arrogant jerk.” That all changed when he got a glimpse of how the handful of the 1 billion people who struggle each day to find clean water. Harrison founded Charity Water, bringing his promotional skills to bear on the global water crisis, instead of the…

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