World Water Day Highlights the Scarcity of Safe Drinking Water
World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd, to bring awareness to the critical necessity of having safe drinking water. In partnership with the Hope Out Loud Foundation, BHW is joining forces with HOL to provide developing nations with potable water and sustainable health solutions.
Did you know that approximately 440 million school days are lost every year due to water-related sickness? “85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet. 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases.” (unwater.org)
We needed to respond and are currently partnering with several leading water organizations to bring clean water to more than 6 countries throughout the world. Last week, on this year’s international World Water Day, Behavioral Health Works and our sister organization Hope Out Loud, were recognized by UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. We were thrilled and honored for the recognition but more importantly, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to play a small part and assist those in need.
To look at the UCLA post Click Here.
To learn more about HOL’s H2O initiatives Click Here.