Today is the day to learn more about the issue of safe drinking water in our communities.
It is UN World Water Day, an internationally recognized day coordinated by UN Water, the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues – in collaboration with their 193 Member States and other partners as well.
Our priority is to ensure families in the area always have access to safe drinking water, and on UN World Water Day we want to give others an opportunity to help make a difference as well.
Many people are not aware of the critical need that exists for access to safe drinking water in the United States.
When most people think of water accessibility issues, they usually associate them with developing countries rather than a domestic issue.
However, studies have shown nearly four million individuals in the United States are at risk for drinking contaminated water.
That’s why Clean Water Here, supports the work of UN-Water by launching the largest safe drinking water social-media campaign in U.S. history, and the largest celebration of UN World Water Day this year.
With the help of our celebrity partners we will post messages via Twitter and Facebook to over 600 million people world-wide.
Our goal is to raise awareness of the nature and scope of the world-wide water crisis by promoting safe drinking water here at home.
I’ve personally lived in an area where the water source was polluted by toxic chemicals. It was so severe that the EPA was brought in to help clean up the contamination, a process that took more than 20 years.
It was this experience that helped jumpstart my work in clean water advocacy and education, which has since allowed me to travel to areas that have been impacted by drinking water issues.
The need for education and awareness is vital, and today is an opportunity to lend our voices to the cause.
As part of our Clean Water Here social-media campaign we’re launching on UN World Water Day, we’re encouraging every-one to use the hashtag #CleanWaterHere on Twitter and Facebook to show support for those that don’t have access to safe drinking water.
Join celebrities who support our initiative like Pitbull, Britney Spears, Kesha, Pharrell Williams, Sting, Juanes, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas, Pink and others by visiting www.cleanwaterhere.org and lend your social voice on UN World Water Day.
Everyone has the right to safe, affordable drinking water and when we come together, we can be heard – use your voice by joining the #CleanWater-Here social media movement today.