Waves for Water 2014 100k Water Day. Video: W4W
March 24, 2014 - To correspond with World Water Day of 2014, Waves For Water with support from Hurley H2O will be coordinating one of the the largest single day water relief efforts in history. Six groups of trained professionals will lead “Clean Water Courier” missions to six different parts of the globe: Haiti, Brazil, Philippines, Indonesia, Liberia and Nicaragua. Approximately 1,000 water filters will be installed on one day on March 22, 2014 with capacity to help provide access to clean water for 100,000 people.
100K World Water Day is set to launch on January 1, 2014, supported by ongoing fundraising until the goal is reached on World Water Day, March 22, 2014.
The concept of World Water Day was born at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development,and was first officially celebrated in 1993 as a means of bringing attention to the importance of fresh, clean water, as well as serving as an advocacy platform for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Twenty years later, Waves For Water and Hurley H2O plan to bring even more global attention to World Water Day.
“Our goal with this initiative is to create a measurable, large-scale action, on a day when the entire world has its eyes and focus on water. We hope that our pledge to provide access to clean water for 100,000 people on this one day will help trigger the masses into taking similar action throughout the following years,” said Waves For Water Founder Jon Rose.
Pro Surfer Rob Machado pitching in with Waves For Water. Photo: W4W
“World Water Day is already happening, all we are doing is coordinating efforts to raise the stakes and maximize the impact.”
See more at wavesforwater.org and on the Waves For Water facebook page.