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If you deserve clean water, why don't others?

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As you're aware of our clean water crisis, not many people have access to clean water. While the amount of freshwater on the planet has remained fairly constant over time—continually recycled through the atmosphere and back into our cups—the population has exploded. This means that every year competition for a clean, copious supply of water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and sustaining life intensifies. Water scarcity is an abstract concept to many and a stark reality for others. It is the result of myriad environmental, political, economic, and social forces. Freshwater makes up a very small fraction of all water on the planet. While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. In essence, only 0.007 percent of the planet's water is available to fuel and feed its 6.8 billion people. I'm sure you heard of the Clean Water Crisis numerous times before and felt that you have no impact in this situation. Wrong, every little bit of awareness on the importance of getting clean water and sanitation to the whole world can be a start to something huge. Getting your friends, family and co-workers informed and help spread the awareness can surely make an impact you would have never thought of. 

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