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Water for the World Act

What Do Ebola, ISIS, the Empire State Building, Skipping School, and $260 Billion All Have in Common?

Matt Damon | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Matt Damon

These are more than jarring statistics that tug at our heartstrings. They are emblematic of a looming water crisis that will directly impact us all.

Toilets Have the Whole World Talking

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

People are beginning to realize that toilets and sanitation are critical to making sure that we protect hard-won gains and keep up the momentum in all of the more traditionally attractive areas of development.

4 Reasons the Detroit Water Shut-Offs Matter

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Detroit
Lisa Schechtman

Last month, the City of Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department began to shut off water service for around 3,000 customers a week, people who have fallen behind on payments by more than $150 or 60 days.

The Water Crisis That Rightly Caused an Uproar

David Winder | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
David Winder

For thousands of Americans left reeling under the ban on tap water in West Virginia, these past weeks have been just short of a nightmare. In the blink of an eye, access to the safe water we take for granted in the United States became a serious challenge.

7 Ways to Take Action Around Clean Water on #GivingTuesday

David Winder | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
David Winder

As a proud partner of #GivingTuesday this December 3, WaterAid has a whole slew of things happening, all of which are ripe with opportunities for you to make a difference.

The Best Investment You Ever Sat On

John Kluge | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
John Kluge

The Water for the World Act currently before Congress puts the power of the U.S. government behind those efforts. It supports effective, localized sanitation improvement programs with transparent monitoring systems, all without adding a dime to the deficit. It deserves your attention, and your support.

The Clintons Support Clean Water and So Should Congress

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

"Water is life" is not just a cliché phrase, it's a fact. UNICEF estimates nearly 2,000 children die every day from diarrhea -- more than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined, and every seven seconds a child dies of a water-related illness.

5 Reasons Why the Water for the World Act Is Worth Its Weight in Gold

David Winder | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
David Winder

Imagine a world where giving birth on the side of the road with two cans of dirty water is not an uncommon occurrence: a world where the water you d...

One Step Closer to a World Where the Poor Have Safe Water

David Winder | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
David Winder

Lack of access to clean water and improved sanitation stops children from going to school, keeps women out of work, and contributes to the two leading killers of children under the age of five years old worldwide -- pneumonia and diarrhea.

Coming Together for Water for the World

Jan Eliasson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Impact
Jan Eliasson

The best intentioned development efforts fail if the basic necessity of clean water and sanitation is not met.