But while we make a concerted effort to hydrate our bodies with the liquid we need most, it’s also an opportunity to think about the 884 million people worldwide who don’t even have the option to turn down a ice-cold glass of clean drinking water for an alternative beverage.
So, as you pour your eight glasses today, take a moment to think about those who are in desperate need of potable water to stay healthy and fend off water-related diseases. You may also consider sharing the blessing of clean liquids by supporting the organizations that are bringing uncontaminated drinking water to those in need around the world.
Each year, 3.6 million people die from water-related diseases, according to Water.org, an organization founded by Matt Damon and Gary White. The nonprofit is working to put an end to the worldwide water and sanitation crises, and provides live updates of the communities that are benefitting from donations made to the organization via my.water.org.
We can all make a difference, each and every one of us. Big or small; as long as you try. Harvest your own rainwater and recycle your grey water; make a difference.