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Jal (Water in Hindi) is an organization created to generate funds for clean water initiatives and help mitigate the clean water crisis in India.
How to provide access to clean drinking water in India?
Insufficient freshwater resources to meet the human and environmental demands of a given area.
Safe and readily available water from a source free of chemical and fecal contamination.
2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress.
97% of the water on Earth is saline.
Water suitable for drinking and human activities
rivers and lakes
lack basic drinking-water service.
use a drinking water source contaminated with feces.
collect untreated surface water from lakes, ponds, and rivers.
1 in 9 People
worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water
lack access to basic drinking water.
diseases reported in the country are water-related in India
Every human being has the right to “have access to enough water for personal and domestic uses, meaning between 50 and 100 liters of water per person per day. The water must be safe, acceptable, and affordable. The water costs should not exceed 3% of household income. Moreover, the water source has to be within 1,000 meters of the home, and collection time should not exceed 30 minutes”.
United Nations General Assembly, July 2010
Subject Matter Expert
International Water Development Expert and Senior Technical Advisor at TetraTech
“People spend hours each day collecting water for their families from sources far from their homes. This burden is primarily borne by women.”
Out of 25 people surveyed,
Aware of the human right to water
Agree global warming and pollution significantly contribute to water scarcity
Know a relative/personally experienced water scarcity in the past
Did you know?
More awareness and education are required on clean water accessibility.
Access to clean water improves personal and economic growth in society.
A small contribution makes a big difference for many lives.
Create an organization to help mitigate the water crisis in India.
Butler, John, TetraTech. October 20, 2020
“Water Accessibility”, Instagram Polls, 25/28 Persons. October 24, 2020
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