The Lifewater Blog

Stories, updates, and more from Lifewater. Learn about the water crisis and what you can do to help.

Water Sustainability: How Access to Safe Water Impacts Economic Development

Access to clean water is crucial to maintaining and growing healthy economies.

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Water for the World Act 2014 Signed Into Law

New law prioritizes and codifies efforts to provide WASH in areas of greatest need.   In the final days of the 113th Congress, both houses passed a bill that will…

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Water and Disaster

Without safe water, it is almost impossible to improve a community’s health, encourage economic productivity or expand education, the components that affect a community’s preparedness for disaster.

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Water and Children

Teaching children the importance of using safe water means reaching families and communities quickly and training the next generation.

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Program to Serve Thousands Launched in Ethiopia

Lifewater continues Oromiya regional effort with new program to reach over 27,000 with water, sanitation, and hygiene in southern Borena Zone, Ethiopia. A new program designed to reach forty-three communities…

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Sanitation and the Environment

Improving access to water and sanitation improves the environment by allowing for the appropriate disposal of human waste.

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Water and Education: How Safe Water Access Helps Schoolchildren

Through their input and desire to learn, children are the most powerful resources in schools and communities as they struggle for safe water, adequate sanitation and hygiene education.

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The Difference Between International Relief and Development

The way we help those in need often falls into one of two main categories: relief and development.

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Cisterns

A cistern is a covered tank in which rainwater and runoff are stored and can be constructed either above ground or beneath the ground.

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Sanitation for Women: The Problem and Solution

Women who have improved sanitation facilities close to home and work enjoy better health and are able to work more productively.

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