Water Advocates

Water Advocates is the first US-based nonprofit organization dedicated solely to increasing American support for worldwide access to safe, affordable and sustainable supplies of drinking water and adequate sanitation.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Water Is Medicine: Why Act Now on the Water and Sanitation Crisis
On July 29, the bipartisan Congressional Water Caucus and Water Advocates hosted a Capitol Hill Briefing on the vital linkages between safe drinking water, sanitation and global public health challenges. The briefing, titled "Water is Medicine," revealed that evidence shows inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are the developing world's largest cause of disease. WASH is also critical to sustainable progress across a broad spectrum of development needs-from hunger to environmental degradation.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
1,000 Schools Get Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education
An effort launched a year ago with the intention of extending access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to 1,000 schools in developing countries has succeeded, demonstrating first hand that the successful scaling up of these urgently needed interventions is possible. With potentially a million schools world-wide lacking access to WASH, it is critical to scale up WASH-in-Schools programs across the developing world. The U.S.
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Monday, July 27, 2009
Water Is Medicine: Safe Water, Sanitation and Global Public Health Challenges
What: Capitol Hill Briefing: "Water is Medicine: Safe Water, Sanitation and Global Public Health Challenges" When : Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 2pm - 3pm Where : Capitol Visitor Center, South Meeting Room http://www.visitthecapitol. gov/Visit/
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Water for the World Act of 2009 Vital for Addressing Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Crisis
Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives on Earth Day would put the United States in the lead of responding to the worldwide crisis in drinking water and sanitation. The new bill, "The Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2009," commits the U.S. to extending safe, affordable and sustainable supplies of water and sanitation to 100 million people by 2015. Joining companion legislation introduced in the Senate last month, this major bipartisan initiative would put the U.S.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Dear Secretary Clinton: 'Women of the World Need Safe Water'
In an unprecedented letter of concern to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, prominent women have urged enhanced U.S. leadership to reduce the burden on women from inadequate drinking water and sanitation in developing countries. The Secretary of State received the letter between International Women's Day (March 8) and World Water Day (March 22) to emphasize this critical linkage.
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