Hygiene & Education Can Solve World Water Crisis Says Living Water International

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Jerry Wiles Joins Radio Host Sharon Kleyne To Discuss New International Water Projects. Clean Drinking Water Saves Millions of Lives Says President Emeritus Jerry Wiles.

Date aired: March 12th, 2018

Guest: Jerry Wiles, President Emeritus, Living Water International http://www.water.cc & http://www.water.cc/orality

On a trip to Kenya in 1990, a group from Houston, Texas discovered that country’s desperate need for clean drinking water. Returning to Texas, the travelers created a non-profit organization, Living Water International with the mission to “implement participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries. Since the organization’s creation, Living Water International has completed more than 18,000 water projects worldwide, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, welcomed to the program orality trainer and President Emeritus of Living Water International, Jerry Wiles. Wiles shared with Kleyne and her radio audience that today approximately 663 million people lack safe drinking water. Forced to drink contaminated water, these poverty-ravaged communities are virtually helpless against parasites and water-related diseases such as cholera and malaria.

In their discussion of the world’s water crisis, Wiles and Kleyne emphasized the need for on-the-ground hygiene training and expanded education. “In addition to the wells we drill and the water systems we install,” said Wiles, “our hygiene training and water education have saved thousands and thousands of lives.” Living Water International trains not only individuals but other organizations as well that wish to become collaborators and partners in the global effort to ensure that there is clean drinking water for every person on earth.

In March 2017, Kleyne said, UNICEF released the terrible statistic that 600 million children were in danger of dying for lack of clean water. Statistics like this lend an air of urgency to Living Water International’s water projects. Wiles shared that 70 percent of the world’s population learns or prefers to learn orally. “Oral learning is more relational,” said Wiles. “Oral learners tend to share information more easily and retain what they learn.” That is why Wiles now specializes in traveling the world to conduct orality-based training in sanitation and hygiene practices, and in the maintenance, management and repair of newly-installed water systems. “Some of these systems,” said Wiles, “run on generators because there is no electricity available.” Wiles pointed out that water and aquifers must be regularly tested for contamination, especially in countries at war and in areas where animal and human feces run into streams and rivers that provide water for populations.

Kleyne urged listeners to learn more about water conservation and sanitation and the exceptional work being done by management and staff at Living Water International. “We must find ways to provide clean drinking water to everyone,” Kleyne said. “A big step forward is education, education, education.”

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If you would like to listen to this program, please visit here: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/70591/world-water-crisis-current-crisis-areas-jerrys-pending-trip-jerry-wiles

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