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If you want to stay informed on the latest breakthroughs impacting the water crisis around the globe, be sure to check back regularly for the latest updates.

If the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa doesn't scare you, you're not paying attention. Luckily, there are a few viable solutions on the horizon that could make all the difference in the world.

In order to combat the water crisis, communities in Africa are banding together to combat the water crisis through unique solutions.

Even in developed nations, climate change and over population is directly impacting the water supply. "Water scarcity linked to climate change is now a global problem playing a direct role in aggravating major conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa."

Inadequate access to sanitation and clean water kills 4,000 vulnerable children each day. This contributes to the cycle of poverty for families and communities in developing countries. Without water, sanitation and hygiene, efficient and sustainable development is unattainable.

Today, 785 million people – 1 in 9 – lack access to safe water and 2 billion people – 1 in 3 – lack access to a toilet. Learn critical statistics from water.org.

A recent graduate shares his thoughts on how international travel has contributed to his continued journey of global awareness and gratitude.

Providing access to drinking water helps to increase students’ overall water consumption, maintain hydration, and reduce energy intake if substituted for sugar-sweetened beverages. Adequate hydration also may improve cognitive function in children and adolescents. Drinking water, if fluoridated, also plays a role in preventing dental cavities.

Simply Write, an independent blog run by the social strategist for Enliven, discusses the privilege we are too blind to see in our own communities.

Schools partly determine children's health and well-being by providing a healthy or unhealthy environment. Although water and sanitation facilities in schools are increasingly recognized as fundamental for promoting good hygiene behaviour and children's well-being, many schools have very poor facilities.

You may be a part of the lucky few to have a bathroom with running water where you can discreetly clean any messes, apply the product, and wash your hands in the sink, but imagine having a period without a bathroom or a pad.

So you’ve found an organization you’re passionate about and you just can’t wait to get your hands dirty, dig in, and help change the world. You want to help, but how do you start planning a fundraiser?

Armed violence across countries including Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen meant that, throughout last year, more than 1 in 5 babies globally spent their earliest moments in communities affected by the chaos of conflict, often in deeply unsafe, and highly stressful environments.

Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes. Improved water supply and sanitation, and better management of water resources, can boost countries’ economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction.
Learn more about the state of water and sanitation around the world today.

Without safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities at home and in places of work and education, it is disproportionately harder for women and girls to lead safe, productive, healthy lives.

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