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Water sustains life, but safe clean drinking water defines civilisation”

Water is connected to every form of life on earth.

An adequate, reliable, clean, accessible, acceptable and safe drinking water supply must be available for every person. The United Nation (UN) and other countries declared access to safe drinking water as a fundamental human right, and an essential step towards improving living standards. Access to water was one of the main goals of Millennium Development Goals (UN-MDGs) and it is also one of the main goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The rain water harvesting structures are full

Following a good monsoon, our water harvesting structures are now full.

Our projects depend on a good monsoon. It’s what we do. It’s in our name – we harvest water. We need the rains in order for the structures to work. Whilst the monsoons do come every year, some areas can receive hardly any rain at all. Last year, the structures in our project in the Rann of Kutch received very little rain.

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Every drop counts, so make water matter

A combination of factors is conspiring to create a crisis.

‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’ lamented Coleridge’s stranded sailor.  A lament that may well become a reality for us all as water scarcity takes hold.  According to the World Data Lab’s Water Scarcity Clock, 2.3 billion people live in water scarce areas today likely rising to around 2.7 billion people within the next ten years.  With only 1% of the world’s water useable,

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Swimming for clean water

Can you help Mark, a visually impaired swimmer, swim the Channel?

If you have recently taken a ferry across the English Channel returning from a summer holiday, the furthest thing from your mind as you looked down at the grey, choppy waters was probably a long swim. I know my thoughts were more focused on whether my young children were safe as they peered over the railings, fascinated by the huge expanse of water below. This September, Mark Critchlow is taking part in his second swim across the channel as part of a four person relay,

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Water, charity and what we have learned

During their time as WaterHarvest interns over the last few months, Robert Tucker and Molly Joyce have learned a great deal about the work of the charity and the transformative impact of clean water. Here, they discuss their experience and the knowledge they have gained at WaterHarvest.

Robert:

Water is an essential part of life, but the average British person probably doesn’t consider the possibility of being unable to have access to it easily. Through creating and managing blog posts for WaterHarvest,