The World Water Crisis
Imagine that the water you used every day for cooking, drinking and washing came not from a reliable treatment plant or protected well, but from the banks of a muddy stream shared by humans and animals alike. Think about the time and energy it would take you each day to carry 10 or 20 kilograms of this precious liquid in a container, balanced on your head, over a rocky trail two miles to your home. Adding to your dilemma, what if you knew that your only choice of water often made your family sick. Men, women and children in the developing countries of the world need not imagine; they are forced to deal with this plight every day.
Around the world, 783 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities. Every day, nearly 6,000 people who share our planet die from water-related illnesses, and the vast majority are children.
More than that, the developing world is full of broken pumps, filled latrines, and solutions that aren’t solutions at all. We want to change all that.
Water For People's Approach
Water For People’s programs are lasting and examine entire districts and regions rather than purely households and villages. We seek to create solutions that last, and not only do people benefit for a long period, but organizations don’t have to expend time and energy going back again and again to the same location.
We believe Everyone should have improved water Forever. And we want to help them in reaching that goal, for every family, every clinic and every school in the regions and districts where we work.
Where Does Water For People Work
We work in 10 countries: Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and India. Our employees in-country are mostly nationals, and know the culture, language, and communities we serve. The Western Canada Water For People Committee is currently focused on supporting programs in Bolivia.
The Western Canada Water For People Committee
In Western Canada, Water For People is represented by a committee of volunteers and people just like you! We raise money to support WFP programs in Bolivia and to tell people in the water and waste water industry about the world's water crisis and the difference we can make through great NGOs like Water For People.
100% of the funds raised by the Western Canada Committee go to support programs in Bolivia.
Check out our volunteer opportunities if you would like to get involved!
Water for People is a registered Canadian charitable organization (Reg. No. 898221973RR0001).
For information on WCS AWWA Water For People Committee activities or volunteer opportunities contact the WFP Committee Chair
For more information on Water For People please go to the AWWA Water for People Web Site AWWA Water for People Web Site