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World Water Day: 8 Ways To Get Involved

First Posted: 03/22/11 08:11 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:40 PM ET

Around the world, over 1 billion people lack access to clean drinking water.

Each year, World Water Day calls international attention to the plight of communities with inadequate access to water and sanitation.

Without safe, clear water, families are exposed to diseases and trapped in cyclical poverty as their time must be dedicated to fetching the resources they need to stay alive.

Nonprofit organizations are working to turn the tide for communities in need around the globe by offering new wells, water-filtration devices and other solutions to finding and purifying water.

Find out how you can get involved on World Water Day.

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Charity: water is dedicated to bringing clean and safe drinking water to communities in developing nations. They fund 3,811 projects, which provide water for more than 1.7 million people by digging wells, harvesting rainwater and installing filters.

Volunteer and attend monthly volunteer nights in New York City. Schools can get involved in Water for Schools, a student-led campaign that helps bring water to schools in developing countries.

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