Want some good news about the future of water? Tune in to sample the kind of projects that young people are launching and expanding these days. They’re revved up about keeping our rivers and streams clean, and bringing potable water to villages in the developing world that have gone without. We especially want you to meet Stuart Perlmeter and Aspyn Lysiak of the Water & Energy Learning Lab and Seth Maxwell of the Thirst Project.
Stuart Perlmeter and Aspyn Lysiak of the Water & Energy Learning Lab, Seth Maxwell of the Thirst Project.
One of the core challenges drawing the energy and creativity of young people with an eye on the future is water—its quality in our rivers, streams and oceans, and its availability for meeting basic survival needs of people around the world. They’re discovering and developing solutions that will improve the lives of millions.
The Thirst Project: The Problem:
Almost 1 billion people on our planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water and proper sanitation. That’s one in every eight of us. 4,100 children die every day from diseases caused by contaminated water. That’s huge. That’s approximately one child every 21 seconds. Over 80% of all global diseases are water-borne and result from drinking contaminated water. These diseases kill more than 2.2 million people every year.
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