- 02 May 2014 | Environment
Waves For Water has initiated the Clean Water Couriers program to bring clean water to catastrophic stricken regions around the world.
Simple, clean water filters can change lives. Non-governmental surf organization Waves For Water is looking for 100,000 travelers to pack 10 filters each, and deliver them around the globe.
Creating these types of filtration systems are simple: all you need are paint buckets (easily found in any country), a knife to make a hole, spigots and ceramic-drip water filters that can be purchased for $25 each or the preferred community filter at $50.
Filters are compact, effective, easy to use and can provide up to 100 people with clean water for up to five years. Support Waves for Water.
Every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness. Up to 780 million people lack access to clean water. An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day.