By Brian Johns, Chief Executive Officer
We’re already three years into the UN’s Decade of Action for Water, a ten-year campaign to bring awareness to the global water and sanitation crises. These twin challenges put billions of lives at risk and trap entire families in an ongoing cycle of poverty.
At Water Ambassadors Canada, our water projects have helped over 300,000 people in more than 20 countries gain reliable access to safe drinking water. But there’s still so much more work to do.
Today, on the International Day of Families, we’re echoing the UN’s call to make #EveryDropCount by working to connect parents and their kids with clean drinking water.
Clean water is something most of us in Canada never really pay attention to. It pours out of our taps whenever we need it and we don’t give it much more thought. But that’s not the case for over 2 billion people worldwide who don’t have any clean water at all.
We all believe that access to clean water and sanitation is a basic human right. On the International Day of Families, let’s work to make it a reality for all families around the world.
How you can help:
- Learn how the water and sanitation crises impact women and children
- Donate to a Water Ambassadors Canada water project
- Learn about the UN Decade for Action on Water
- Learn about the International Day of Families
- Download the UN News app for your iOS or Android device