Donate some water!
Ensuring continued and affordable access to fresh water matters to everyone. Many innovative people and organizations are constantly developing projects and initiatives to collect, save, recycle, purify water, protect natural resources and improve access to water in areas of scarcity.
In September 2015, a set of goals were adopted at the United Nations’ General Assembly, called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Water resources and related challenges are explicitly and ultimately addressed in SDGs 3 “Good health and well-being”; 6 “Clean water and sanitation”; 9 “Industry, innovation and infrastructure”; 10 “Reduced inequalities”; 11 “Sustainable cities and communities”; 12 “Responsible consumption and production”; 14 “Life below water”; “15 “Life on land”; 16 “Peace, justice and strong institutions” and 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”.
The availability of fresh water highly varies across countries and regions, which indicates a vibrant potential for everyone to enact, within its sphere of influence, to reducing these inequalities. Connecting like-minded people and organizations, and building on their collective efforts and expertise towards a more efficient use, allocation and distribution of water worldwide constitutes an exciting potential for the benefit of everyone.
“With more than 10% of the world population not having access to safe, drinkable water, there is more we can do to help alleviate this statistic,” says Jacques Lamolle, President of Waterforeveryone. “It’s easy to take free, immediate access to clean water for granted. The purpose of this platform is to educate the world while encouraging collaboration for a more efficient end-goal.”
Waterforeveryone supporters can create a profile on the platform and start by “Sharing a glass of water!” and engage with other community members. It is completely free, and seeks to spur idea exchanges, successful initiatives creations and innovation in regards to tackling the worldwide water issue.
“With widespread support, this unique platform aims to enable thousands, if not millions, of people to get connected and start life-changing projects that will be felt around the globe,” says Jacques. “Spread the word on the launch of our Waterforeveryone platform, and head on over today to back our future vision of a world with equitable, efficient and successful access to clean water for everyone!”
Binayak is an academician by profession. He is associated with Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) in Nepal. His area of specialization is International Business, Trade and Finance. He believes in the philosophy of non-violence and loves traveling and interacting with people.