Support the Gift of Clean Water
Posted December 17, 2010
By Jeanette Brown, 2010-2011 President of WEF
It’s been a tough year in this country, that’s for sure, but thankfully at least most or all Americans were blessed with pretty immediate access to safe drinking water plus effective wastewater treatment. Not so for the some 2.6 billion men, women, and children around the world who were without clean and safe water this year. As professionals with a passion for great water quality and the technical expertise to make it happen, that is a huge concern for all of us. The good news is that even beyond the tremendous work that is done everyday to protect public health and the environment, there’s more we can do in the spirit of the season.
Water For People, a WEF charity of choice, helps people in developing countries ‘by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities and health and hygiene education programs.’ Please consider sending a donation to this most deserving (and appropriate) charity at www.waterforpeople.org/WEF --you can even send a Water For People holiday card, gift someone with a Water For People donation, or do some shopping in their online store. And if financial contributions aren’t possible this year, perhaps you could help support and protect sustainable clean water resources in other ways like spreading the word about pollution prevention or with the Water Environment Federation’s free and downloadable “Ride the Water Cycle” K-3 coloring book, which might make a good little gift or stocking stuffer. In any event, thank you so very much for all you do to protect public health and the environment and very best wishes for a really wonderful holiday season.