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World Water Day 2018

Today is World Water Day 2018! Every year on the 22nd day of March we promote the priceless efforts that are being put towards combating the water crisis. This year’s theme of World Water Day 2018 is “Nature for Water.” The theme explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.

Yesterday, on the International Day of Forests, we explored how preservation of forests is done and who is involved. Today we want to show you an overview of humanitarian organizations working in the water segment. Looking at some facts the United Nations have provided shows why this effort is an absolute necessity.

Interesting Facts on World Water Day 2018 from the UN

  • Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.
  • 8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. Unsafe water, poor sanitation, and hygiene cause around 842,000 deaths each year.
  • The opportunities for exploiting wastewater as a resource are enormous. Safely managed wastewater is an affordable and sustainable source of water, energy, nutrients, and other recoverable materials. Source: (United Nations)

World Water Day 2018 and SDG

The Sustainable Development Goals that were set in 2015 include the target to ensure that by 2030, everyone has access to safe water. This is because combating the water crisis is one of the most important issues in eradicating extreme poverty. On World Water Day 2017, we’ve highlighted five faith-based organizations that focus on providing sanitation solutions and a supply of clean and safe water to people in need all over the world. Based on your feedback, we felt the need to share more stories of organizations working with water.

55 Water NGOs You Should Know

In the last week, we have emphasized the role of water in our content. Fresh, clean water is a limited resource around the world. Although most of the planet is covered in water, it is salt water that cannot be consumed easily. Therefore, preserving water is extremely important. Here is a list of 55 water NGOs you really should get to know.

30 NGOs Providing Sanitation in Developing Countries

Safe drinking water is a global concern. These great organizations help provide sanitation facilities for villages. This involves digging latrines, building toilets, or designating places to defecate. They also help purify water to eliminate parasites and dangerous waterborne illnesses. Here are 30 organizations  providing Sanitation in Developing Countries that we want to help get their people where they are needed most.

Many of these organizations also participate in WASH programs around the world. They help communities with proper WASH access. WASH is the collective term for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene.

The Meaning of the Global WASH Movement

Providing communities with proper WASH access can improve gender equality since women often become vulnerable to rape, abuse, and lack of productivity when proper sanitation is not available. Many girls drop out of school during adolescence since there are no safe and clean toilets for them to use. In this article, you will get to know the Key Players in the Global WASH Movement.

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