Water undoubtedly turns out to be an urgent necessity of life for various purposes like the household, agriculture, domestic, etc. We are living in the era where we need to save water and use it accordingly. People across the globe are doing their best to conserve the water.
Let me tell you something interesting! There is a man in Bengaluru, India, who has never paid for water in 23 years as he relies completely on rainwater. A.R. Shivakumar, a senior scientist, does not have a water connection at his house, and he has depended on rain entirely. He has been doing this to meet all his family's need over two decades. Alike this man, a Mumbai-based social activist, Amla Ruia has transformed many lives in Rajasthan by using traditional water harvesting techniques and building check dams. She is also the founder of 'Aakar Charitable Trust for water conservation.'
Similarly, a lot of non-profit organisations are working globally on conserving the precious asset which planet Earth has to offer, water. These groups are bringing the smile to millions of faces around the world.
Let's find out how!
Charity: Water is a non-profit organisation that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries like Africa, Asia, Latin America and various others. 100 percent of their public donations go directly to clean water technologies that range from wells to water filtration facilities. the organisation also offers a lot of opportunities to get involved in the water campaign, from volunteering to fundraising.
It is an organisation that provides comprehensive urban water efficiency solutions. Miya focuses on reducing Non-Revenue Water (NRW), or fresh water that is lost from the distribution system before it reaches consumers. Its approach takes into consideration the needs, budget and goals of a particular city to design the most appropriate NRW reduction strategy. In addition to this, the organisation also provides the community with awareness programs about water conservation. Miya mainly works for people in countries like Jamaica.
FORCE is a Charitable Society of India, founded by Jyoti Sharma, an Economics honour graduate from Delhi University. She started the organisation in the year 2004. The objective of FORCE is to create awareness about natural resources- their use, misuse, current status and future scenario. It also ensures the adoption of measures to prevent their depletion. And the main focus area is water and vision is to make the community "Water Secure."
Three Avocados, a social enterprise that generates funds for clean water in Africa through the sale of coffee! Yes, this organisation donates 100% of its profits in building water projects in Uganda village. They source the coffee from Uganda's Mt. Elgon, by collaborating with small coffee growing cooperations in the town.
A non-profit that brings clean water to those in need through short and long term solutions. WATERISLIFE developed a water filtration product "the straw" which provides clean drinking water when immersed into a water source. The innovative device lasts up to a year and removes all waterborne diseases with each sip. WATERISLIFE works in countries like Africa, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and South America.
Water For People was founded by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) in 1991. It is a non-profit international development organisation, which helps people across countries to improve their quality of life by supporting the development of sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities and health and hygiene education programs. The organisation believes that the access to clean water and effective sanitation are fundamental human rights.
WaterAid is an international organisation established by the UK Water Industry in the year 1981. Its mission is to transform the lives of the poor and most marginalised people by improving their access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. It also has its fundraising offices located in Japan, Australia, Sweden and many other countries.