ALMOST A THIRD OF PEOPLE ON EARTH DON'T HAVE RUNNING WATER AT HOME, NOR ACCESS TO GOOD SANITATION. AT WATER UNITE WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
We have an ambitious plan to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for clean water and sanitation. By buying bottled water from a Water Unite partner, around one cent per litre will be invested in safe, sustainable water services for people who need them most.
Together we can raise the funds needed to end water poverty by 2030.
A GLOBAL PROBLEM
Safe drinking water and sanitation are the foundation for healthy lives and communities. But almost a third of people on earth still don't have running water at home, and over 800 million people have to rely on unsafe water sources1. Toilet access is even worse. 2.3 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation, at home or anywhere else2. To make real change, we need a massive increase in worldwide water investments, targeted to the people who need them most.
THE WATER UNITE SOLUTION
At Water Unite we believe that everyone can help. We are setting up a global investment fund for water, based on voluntary donations of around one cent per litre from water bottlers and retailers. Water Unite aims to raise US$100-$200 million in the next 2 years. If every retailer and bottler joins up, we could raise billions3!
Water Unite is committed to the Global Goals –
17 ambitious benchmarks for human development agreed by world leaders at the UN in 2015.
Goal 6 is the one we are uniting for: clean water and sanitation for all by 2030. Achieving the goal is a massive task and will require a quadrupling of investments in water and sanitation services.