Project Water

I was doing some research for one of my surf clients recently, and I stumbled upon this cool global art project, Project Water. The goal of Project Water is to create a fine art book of images that showcases the relationship between humans and water. The book will be sold with 100% of the net profits going toΒ water.orgΒ and theΒ blood:water missionΒ to help solve the global water and sanitation crisis.

Here are a few facts about water to get you inspired:

– Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.
– About 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated.
– More people have cell phones than access to a decent toilet.
– 3.6 million people die each year from water-related diseases.
– Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water is readily accessible for direct human use.
– The average American uses 100 gallons of water per day; the average African uses 12 gallons per day.
– Nearly 1 billion people lack access to safe water.
– Millions of women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources.

For more information on how to participate and to see an archive of all the photos that have been submitted, go to: Submissions will be accepted until July 31st, 2012 at 11:59 PST.

Water… we take it for granted, but what a beautiful (and vital) thing to behold.

(Photo Credit above: Becker Surf)

Blood:Water Mission Process Video (How We Work) from Blood:Water Mission on Vimeo.

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