Clean Water and Sanitation: Why Are They Important?

If there is no water coming out of the tap tomorrow, how would that impact your life?
If you live on the other side of the planet, would your answer be different?

For people living in rural areas of developing countries, having clean water can change their lives.

Clean Water and Sanitation: Why Are They Important?

If there is no water coming out of the tap tomorrow, how would that impact your life?
If you live on the other side of the planet, would your answer be different?

For people living in rural areas of developing countries, having clean water can change their lives.


Unfortunately, 785 million people worldwide still lack access to clean and safe water sources.

On average, 1 in 10 people has to walk at least 30 minutes to get to the closest drinking water source. Millions of women and children have to give up opportunities for education and livelihood because they had to travel long distances to fetch water for the family. Yet, raw water are usually filled with bacteria or parasites, and drinking it directly can cause deadly disease at any time.

How Can Clean Water Change Everything?

Give Our Next Generation

A Promise of a Future with Clean Water

Access to clean water and safe sanitation is a basic human right. Everyone should have the right to obtain adequate, safe and affordable water resources for personal and household uses. In 2015, all members of the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a universal call to action to end poverty, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030, of which SDG 6 is "Clean Water and Sanitation" — "to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all".