Water Project

Water is essential for life itself. In religion and the great philosohies it is seen as a purifier and symbol of purity. On a daily basis it acts as a catalyst that impacts every aspect of our lives.

However one billion people still lack access to safe water and over 2.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. There is a clear correlation between access to safe water and economic development. It is estimated that by 2025 more than half of the world's population will be facing water-based vulnerability. The 2009 report Charting Our Water Future suggests that by 2030 water demand will exceed supply by 50% within many in developing regions of the world.

Tomorrow's wars will be fought over water.

OSMTH is doing it's part in three key ways
  1. by providing water wells in India and Pakistan, where water access is an issue. The cost to bore one well is €300, which will supply one village with safe drinking water, and lighten the burden of women and children whose task has been to carry water containers over kilometres several times per day. In the near future you will be able to directly donate to this project;
  2. awareness raising - through such means as this website, workshops, and word-of-mouth;
  3. facilitation - through the deployment of Subject Matter Experts.
Water is already a major issue. And in this you are a vital key."

Interested in more information:

Why Water?
http://www.charitywater.org/whywater/

Parting the Waters
BY DON BELT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (APRIL 2010)
A source of conflict between Israel and its neighbors for decades, the Jordan River is now depleted by drought, pollution, and overuse. Could the fight to save it forge a path toward peace? Read more

Waters, Security, and Cooperation
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Read this article

Water is Key: Former legal eagle focuses on world water issues
ANNA REEVES AND SANDRA PAYNE, (IT) MAGAZINE (26 APRIL 2011)
Passion and purpose intersected in the dusty roads of West Africa for this former District Attorney. Now a world class photographer, he’s working to get you involved in the solutions to a worldwide issue. Read more

The world doesn't need to go thirsty
With world population expected to grow by 2 billion people by mid-century, supplies of clean water could be tight. But a new study suggests the key is not just how much water is available but how intelligently humanity uses it.
By Ben Osborn, Global Envision (19 October 2011)
Read this article

Cheap drip irrigation could transform small farms
Peter Frykman founded Driptech to provide low-cost drip-irrigation systems to small farmers, hiking their crop yields by 20 to 90 percent.
By Vallabh Rao, Dowser.org (20 October 2011)
Read this article

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