Run for Water
Every Monday we profile a Dow Live Earth Run for Water partner organization that works toward providing solutions to the nearly 1 billion people who lack access to clean, safe water. To donate to one of these projects, visit liveearth.org/give.
Pump Aid is an international Water and Sanitation charity that tackles poverty by working with local communities in southern Africa. Pump Aid does this by establishing sustainable supplies of clean water and safer sanitation solutions. The long-term effects of our work will ensure improved health and increased agricultural production by improving the availability and quality of water for domestic consumption; promoting the productive use of water in agriculture, tree-planting; and providing sanitation with health education.
On Tuesday, October 13th, the students at Mott Hall Science and Technology Academywere up at 4:30 A.M. to show their support for clean drinking water. The students have committed to participate in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water on April 18th and were helping us tell the world about the event by appearing on CBS’s The Early Show. It was cold, but the kids from Mott Hall realized that there were kids like them all over the world who didn’t have water in their schools. In fact, half of the world’s schools lack access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation.
The global water crisis is affecting everyone all over the world in a major way. And it's about time it was brought to the mainstream attention of the world. Water seems like such an easy accessible, everyday resource – that people do not realize it is a luxury for millions around the world.
Thank you for your interest in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water. We appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to participate! It's people like you who will make the Dow Live Earth Run for Water a success and will help solve the global water crisis.
In the Mtwara region, one of the poorest in Tanzania, the health status of the people is below the national average and infant mortality is well above it. Only around 30% of the population has access to safe water and adequate sanitation.
Malaria is prevalent throughout the region, and many of diseases afflicting people are water related.
Global Water Challenge and African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) have partnered and are constructing rainwater harvesting systems in schools in the Mtwara region of Tanzania, Africa. This will help to implement clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene practices in this impoverished region of Tanzania.
Dow Live Earth Run for Water Spokespeople, Oct. 13, 2009. / Photo by Stuart Ramson
We are so proud to be working with Akvo.org on the Dow Live Earth Run for Water! Live Earth's global network of water charity partners is working with Akvo to help donors and doers reach out to fund thousands of new water and sanitation projects. Click here to check out some of the global Run for Water project listings on Akvo. Explore the Akvopedia. Akvo's team came to New York for the Dow Live Earth Run for Water announcement this week and took some photos and videos chronicling the experience and we asked them to share...
One in eight people don't have access to safe, clean drinking water. In fact, 5,000 children die each day due to inadequate access to clean water. Pete Wentz, a new dad himself, won't stand for it.
Wentz stood up to the water crisis alongside Jessica Biel, Angelique Kidjo, Alexandra Cousteau, and others in announcing the largest worldwide water initiative on record to combat the global water crisis.
Live Earth is pleased to announce the largest global water initiative in history to help solve the world water crisis with Global Water Challenge and Dow.
Taking place on April 18, 2010, the Dow Live Earth Run for Water will feature concerts and water education activities aimed at igniting a massive global movement to help solve the water crisis.