Celebrate World Water Day by Helping People Who Don’t Have Clean Water to Drink

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Celebrate World Water Day by Helping People Who Don’t Have Clean Water to Drink

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Take action so it's not just another day for those without clean drinking water http://3bl.me/vmc8fk via @CiscoCSR #WorldWaterDay

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An Ethiopian woman gathers water from a contaminated source. Courtesy Water.org

Children wash with clean water in Haiti. Courtesy Water.org

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 10:30am

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Even if you don’t read TMZ or People magazine, you may have heard that actor Matt Damon isn’t using the toilet until the World Water crisis is solved.

No doubt Damon has visited the bathroom dozens of times since announcing his “strike.” But through humor, he called attention to a serious problem that affects billions of people and likely prompted more than a few people to ask “what water crisis?”

This is the water crisis Damon is referring to:

  • 780 million people on Earth lack access to clean water
  • 2.5 billion people don’t have a toilet
  • 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes.
  • Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness

Click to read more about what you can do to support access to clean water.

Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Cisco | Corporate Social Responsibility | Drinking Water | Environment | Matt Damon | Social Action | Social Impact & Volunteering | Water for People | akvo | blue planet network

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