1 in 10 people lack access to safe water
1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet
Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water
Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease
Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4 economic return


WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/swiss-image.ch/Photo Michael Buholzer, Used with permission.

Taking Center Stage

Water.org is joining world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Our goal is to champion the cause for safe water and sanitation for all. We know that charity alone will not solve the water crisis. It is through new ideas and economic innovations that those living in poverty secure their water and their futures.

"Access to water isn’t an end in itself. Access to water is access to education, access to work, access—above all—to the kind of future we want for our own families, and all the members of our human family." Matt Damon, co-founder Water.org The Crystal Awards

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