Good clean water that developed countries take for granted is not available for most people in underdeveloped countries. Worldwide, thousands of children die each day from illnesses resulting from contaminated water sources and billions lack access to clean water, sanitation and health care. Water is essential for life and survival. The water crisis leads to widespread suffering, increased poverty rates, high infant and child mortality, political instability, and depressed education levels. It condemns billions of people to a perpetual struggle to survive. It impacts the ability to attend school, time available for income generating work and overall quality of life.
The first of its kind in Montana, Billings joins 65 other cities in the US and across the world to bring awareness 0f the world water and sanitation crisis through the World Water Day International Day of Observance each year in March.
This year's event is on March 16 at Rocky Mountain College. Registration starts at 9:30 am and is free. Visit http://hope2onelife.org/
for more information.