According to Water.org, every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.
But children aren't the only ones affected by the worldwide water crises. World Water Day 2012, March 22, draws specific attention to the fact that millions go without clean water each day, and billions don't have a toilet.
There are plenty of ways to get involved -- pay an extra $1 for that free glass of water at the beginning of a restaurant meal and support programs that help kids in need. Use your social media accounts to spread awareness about the cause.
The slideshow below highlights organizations providing clean water for people in need worldwide. Find out what you can do to get involved.