This week, people from around the world are gathering in Stockholm for World Water Week. This year’s theme focuses on ‘water for development’, but the conversation should begin with water education. More than 650 million people worldwide lack access to clean water. That’s one in ten. The statistics point to a global crisis. However, the concentration of water poverty is primarily centralized in under-developed and developing countries, meaning education is key to alert prominent world figures in developed nations to the growing problem.
Barbara Frost, Chief Executive of WaterAid, recently published an article in The Huffington Post calling for a prioritization of water issues, including access to clean water, better sanitation and water education. Read more here: Wising Up About Water