30 May THE DRINKABLE BOOK: providing clean safe water
A LIFE SAVING BOOK
Straight up, I cried watching this video. I’m totally mindblown by the science and creativity behind this incredibly innovative project. It’s such a clever and convenient way to tackle the global water crisis like no one has ever seen before!
If you haven’t figured it out by now…
Three words: The Drinkable Book.
It’s the world’s first manual that provides not only safe water tips, but actual safe clean water to drink! Yup, this beautifully designed little book is an actual tool used to kill deadly waterborne diseases. One book will provide each person with 4 years of clean drinkable water. 4 years!
To top it all off, the book itself is very good looking. The book’s simple and clean design gives a promising first impression of incredible purpose, capabilities, and quality – and it delivers.
DID YOU KNOW…
ALMOST 1 BILLION
people lack access to safe water
ABOUT 2.6 BILLION
people do not have improved sanitation
deaths could be prevented each year if people had access to clean water and adequate sanitation and practiced good hygiene
AVERAGE OF 65%
of deaths caused by diarrheal diseases could be reduced by an integrated approach of providing water, sanitation and hygiene
– World Health Organization
1 in 5 children
under the age of 5 die each day from waterborne disease
WATER IS LIFE
IF THERE’S A WiL
THERE’S A WAY
The Drinkable Book was created by WATERisLIFE (WiL) in partnership with Dr. Theresa Dankovich from Carnegie Mellon. WATERisLIFE’s mission is to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene programs. Saving Lives. Transforming Communities. WiL plans on providing drinking water to the entire world by zooming in and focusing on each community.
BOOKS & MORE
Not only does WiL distribute The Drinkable Book, but they also offer drinking straws, filtering systems, drilling, pumps, excavation and protection, and other new technologies.
Ken had already founded an organization supporting orphanages prior to WiL. While working in Kenya drilling a well for a children’s home, he noticed the children were still getting sick even after the well was drilled. After some investigating, he discover the problem wasn’t from home; the source of the problem was from their school. Their drinking fountain was a stagnant pond of unsanitized water.
That’s when his gears started turning, “What can we give the kids to take to school with them so they have clean water?” It was then, in 2009, WATERisLIFE filtration straws were created. This would only be the start to a progressive and innovative venture providing safe clean water locally and globally.
& FOLLOW WiL
Visit WATERisLife’s website for more detailed information about their purifying innovations, programs, and services. Scrape through their site, there’s so much awesome information and stories there. To keep up with WiL in the news, check out their news updates.
MAKE A DONATION: You can conveniently make a direct donation online at waterislife.com/donate.
CONTACT: You can contact them using their contact form via their website. Or shoot them an email at email@example.com