Action Brief: Water

Roughly 1 billion people – or 1 in 7 people living on the planet today – don’t have access to clean drinking water. Water-related diseases are the leading cause of death globally and are responsible for 80% of sickness in the world. Lack of clean water even fuels conflicts like the genocide in Darfur. However, unlike HIV/AIDS or cancer, cost-effective and 100% effective solutions exist. Just $20 can make a huge difference in one person’s access to clean water for life.

Are you thirsty for change? Together, we can all work collectively to support creative and innovative solutions so that someday we can declare water poverty eradicated. Every action counts.

CELEBRITIES TAKING ACTION

Meet five celebrities taking action on the issue:

  1. Adam Lambert

  2. Jay-Z

  3. Justin Bieber

  4. Matt Damon

  5. Selena Gomez

5 WAYS TO GET STARTED

Donate

Your donation, small or big, will help Water for People help thousands of less fortunate people gain access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation, and hope for a better future.

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Give Up Your B-Day

Set up a charity:water donation page and ask friends & family to donate to your page on your birthday!

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Switch To Tap

UNICEF’s Tap Project celebrates the clean water we enjoy on a daily basis, and you can volunteer from the comfort of your own couch!

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Follow The Progress

With my.Water.org, you can choose a community’s progress to follow, and support water projects as they happen.

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Share The Cause

Share this Action Brief with your friends on Facebook.

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LEARN MORE

  1. Water for People

  2. Blood:Water Mission

  3. charity:water

  4. Water.org

  5. UNICEF

  6. UN-Water