Secretary Clinton Announces Commitment to Water Issues

In her speech on World Water Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated that “More than 5,000 people die each day from causes linked to unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene, and most of them are children. Millions of women and girls walk for hours every day to collect water for their households, and some of them put their very lives and physical safety at risk.”

She stated that “Water challenges are most obvious in developing nations, but they affect every country on earth.”

“Experts predict that by 2025, nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will be water-stressed.”

“We need to work together to leverage the efforts of other nations, the international community, and partners in the nonprofit and private sectors.”

She announced the launch of the U.S. Water Partnership, under which all sectors will work together to resolve the world’s water problems.

Water Charity is proud to be a part of this effort.