Can the use of the bathroom cause a division in society? This is what cur-rently happens in most cities in India, where the domestic staff suffers the reminiscences of ancestral classism. #CleanYourHeart, a short film by the We Are Water Foundation, reflects a situation that hampers the socio-economic development of the country and sends a message of progress supported by the younger generations.
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The winning of four iAgua Awards implies the recognition of the sector to the work of the Foundation and a motivation to move forward in the battle fought by mankind to achieve full access to water and sanitation. It is becoming increasingly urgent to raise awareness in society to create a common front against climate change, environmental degradation and poverty.
Last summer two earthquakes and one tsunami devastated two of the poorest areas of Indonesia. The recovery of the access to water and sanitation is a priority so that those who have lost everything get their lives back. The Foundation takes action once again to help those affected by natural disasters, a tragedy aggravated by anthropogenic factors, such as exposure and vulnerability, whose reduction is one of the great challenges for a fair and sustainable future of mankind.
The pollution of rivers ends up in the ocean. Plastic, heavy metals and all kinds of chemical products destroy sea life and contribute to the acidification and suffocation of a body of water that is vital for the balance of the planet. On World Oceans Day, more than ever we have to send out a message: salty or sweet, we have only one water to take care of.
The evaluation of the factors that define disasters caused by nature´s violent phenomena is the first step to avoid them. The understanding of the concepts of exposure and vulnerability is the base of any prevention and action policy. In all cases, the access to water and sanitation is always the core idea of any emergency actions and key factors of resilience.
To run out of water in our flask or to do the washing up in a river are for most of us small anecdotes when we go hiking. Millions of people experience this every day. The musician and actor Joan Dausà, new friend of the We Are Water Foundation, reminds us of this in his message.
Mónica López and Tomás Molina, TV weather presenters, accompanied the We Are Water Foundation at the 13th International Weather and Climate Forum. The conclusions reached by more than 300 professionals gathered in Paris were categorical: the weather communicators need to lead the global awareness of the consequences of climate change.
- Bruno and Willy García repair the water treatment device while crossing the meridian of India.
- Managing drinking water on board is fundamental in order to finish the regatta and a constant invitation to reflection.
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