Today is dedicated to H2O.

Many people take it for granted, but water makes life possible for all of us. That’s why World Water Day is celebrated annually on March 22. The United Nations started the campaign 22 years ago to bring attention to global water issues. Today, there are about 750 million people without access to clean drinking water. That means approximately 1 out of every 9 people on the planet are drinking dirty water

If providing life isn’t specific enough for you, we have come up with 5 really good reasons to celebrate clean water on World Water Day.

1) The water crisis affects every country and person on the planet.

The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015.

2) Hand washing with clean water is the best way to prevent disease.

Researchers in London estimate that if everyone routinely washed their hands, a million deaths a year could be prevented.

3) Clean water creates jobs and grows local economies.

There is a $4 economic return for each dollar that is spent on water and sanitation

4) Women and children benefit most from access to clean water.

Women and children in the developing world spend 140 million hours daily, collecting water from distant, often polluted sources, then return to their villages carrying their filled 40 pound jerry cans on their backs. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.

5) The average American has the power to fight the global water crisis.

You don’t have to be a billionaire philanthropist that drinks poop water to make an extraordinary impact in the world. Join Never Settle’s partnership with Splash to provide safe drinking water to children in Kolkota, India. Just $2 is enough to provide one child with safe drinking water and hygiene education for an entire year.

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