(PRWEB) March 7, 2009
Did you know the average Australian uses 285 litres of water a day?
In developing countries, the average is 10 litres!
WaterAid is asking Australians to take part in the World Water Day Challenge and limit their daily water usage similar to that of the average family in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Taking part in this challenge will only increase worldwide support for WaterAid's work and help fund safe water programs in the least developed countries around the globe.
It's really easy to get involved. All people need to do is register support by entering a few details into a form and they'll be emailed a World Water Day Challenge kit. The kit will contain case studies, helpful tips and links to calculators on how to reduce your daily water usage.
In addition to taking the challenge you can encourage friends to join in. Simply enter their name, email and a message and they'll be contacted about registration.
You can also have your Water Challenge sponsored by clicking on the Everyday Hero page.
There are 2.5 billion people around the world without access to basic sanitation, which leads to a disastrous 6,000 child deaths every day. Giving people the basic right to clean water and sanitation prevents disease, allows more children to attend school and gives millions and millions of people around the world time to earn a living. Get involved and take the World Water Day Challenge now!
WaterAid is an international aid organisation. Our mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education. We also seek to influence policy at national and international levels to ensure all people have access to this fundamental human right.
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