National Water Week is designed to raise awareness towards protection, rehabilitation and improvement of water provision and environments around the world.
Most of us don’t think twice about water; we turn on a tap and clean water flows readily. Yet for more than 884 million people, water is a constant concern, not only if there will be enough supplies but also ‘will it be clean and will I get sick from it?’
Water is the source of life. Without clean water and sanitation people get sick, children miss school, and the cycle of poverty is perpetuated.
Basic human privacy and dignity are denied to people who have no access to a safe toilet.
Millions die prematurely from water-related diseases.
Our goal is universal access to clean water and safe sanitation.