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    • 400 MILLION SCHOOL DAYS

      Are lost each year due to poor sanitation.

    • MILLIONS OF
      CHILDREN

      Are saved
      by routine
      hand-
      washing
      with soap.

    • 2.6 BILLION
      PEOPLE

      Lack
      access
      to basic
      sanitation
      worldwide.

    • TOILETS SAVE

      More lives than
      any other
      invention.

    • OUR WORK

      Aims to deliver proper sanitation to schools in Kenya, enhancing health and enabling education.

World Water Day - March 22nd, 2017

March 22, 2017, 3:14 p.m. | By: chris

Saru Saud, 7, drinks water from her cupped hands, at a community water in Nepal

Water is the essential building block of life. But it is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.

Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.

2017 Theme: Why Wastewater?

This year, we focus on wastewater and ways to reduce and reuse as over 80% of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature polluting the environment and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.

We need to improve the collection and treatment of wastewater and safely reuse it. At the same time, we need to reduce the quantity and pollution load of wastewater we produce, to help protect the environment and our water resources.

Learn More at: http://www.un.org/en/events/waterday/

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