Imagine a day you wake up with no access to water, what would be your initial reaction?
While the world celebrated water day on 22nd of March, we chose to be mute spectators to see the kind of passion and concern we all have towards water. We have seen people from different corners of the world making calls for water conservation, appeal for shorter showers, rally for rivers and lakes. All these have indeed set the stage on fire.
We almost thought the trouble for clean water and crisis has come to an end with people in large numbers coming in support of ‘saving water for future generations.’ But it was just momentary.
“Our daily consumption of water affects future supply, of course. Right now, according to research by WWF, wasteful irrigation systems on farms consume about 70% of the world’s freshwater, over double that of any other industry. By contrast, municipal water represents a mere 8% of global use. Bad irrigation practices in farming can hurt our water in other ways, washing pollutants into rivers, streams or other freshwater ecosystems.” – TechCrunch
Besides terrorism and rise in population, water crisis is hands-down one of the most concerning problem across the world and we are fortunate to have a good bunch of companies that are working earnestly to give us some respite.
Scott Harrison, Founder of Charity Water is leaving no coin unturned when it comes to providing access to safe water for millions of people. Charity water has got huge support of technology and they collectively believe that we can end water crisis in life-time. Charity water has funded for 35,281 water projects that has a direct impact on 9.5 million people around the world. The numbers are fascinating, and they are in the game for change!
Water Smart has a technological response to counter water leaks. A software that adds intelligence to your metered data. It aggregates and analyses information from millions of water-meters and understands the usage patterns to predict and inform the utility if there is a leak by chance.
A one stop hub for aspirants and entrepreneurs who are working towards building a solution for water related problems. Imagine H20 is empowering people to develop and deploy innovation to solve water challenges globally.
Access to safe drinking water is a right and planet water foundation is doing exactly the same. This non-profit has installed water filtration systems in the rural areas and around schools by providing access to clean drinking water by supporting more than 1 million people in 13 countries.
Nearly 1 billion people lack access to water, and it takes humongous effort to shift gears towards it. Water is Life is a non-profit organization that distributes portable water filters that look like a straw which eliminates the harmful bacteria and purify the water which is safe for drinking.
A tour de force supporting tech to solve the most common problem – water. Bill & Melinda Gates foundation has always been the frontrunners to create the impact around communities for change. The foundation’s water & sanitation hygiene challenge and reinvent the toilet fair award grants to organizations that are working towards improving sanitation in developing countries.
While there will always be a good bunch of people working towards providing a better standard of living for all, we live in a parallel world destroying the precious resources that we ought to use and pass on to the next generation.
Join hands to inspire people around you by saving water.