The Drinkable Book from WATERisLIFE
An interesting and beautiful product is now out to help combat contaminated water giving people the ability to make clean drinking water. First, the facts (from WATERisLIFE)
2.4 million deaths could be prevented each year if people had access to clean water and adequate sanitation and practiced good hygiene.
1 billion People
Almost 1 billion people lack access to safe water, and about 2.6 billion people do not have improved sanitation. Hand washing with soap can reduce diarrhea incidence by 48%.
1 in 5 children
1 in 5 children under the age of 5 die each day from waterborne disease — one every 21 seconds as a direct result of contaminated water and poor sanitation and hygiene.
Now the solution:
In partnership with Dr. Theresa Dankovich from Carnegie Mellon, WATERisLIFE introduced The Drinkable Book, the first-ever manual that gives safe water tips and serves as a tool to kill deadly waterborne diseases by providing the reader with an opportunity to create clean, drinkable water from each page. We are working on a variety of languages, teaching methods and ways to share the message through training, storytelling and discussions in communities worldwide where there is a desperate need. The book can provide a user with clean water for up to four years.
WATERisLIFE has introduced a campaign to move into full production of The Drinkable Book, and with your help, we can distribute the books as part of WATERisLIFE’s integrated water, sanitation and hygiene program to save lives and transform communities, as well as make the books available for global partner distribution.