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  • 1. FLOW
    A film about how a
    handful of corporations
    stole our water
  • 2. What is Amnesty International?
    -Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.
    -The Edina High School chapter of Amnesty International seeks to:
    -help develop a more worldly perspective in Edina students and
    -spread awareness about worldwide human rights violations
    -Through campaigning and international solidarity,
    Amnesty International inspires people worldwide so
    we can all work to improve human rights.
  • 3. Water Facts
    The UN suggests that each person needs 20-50 liters of safe freshwater a day to ensure their basic needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning
    -World Water Assessment Programme
    More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million - don't have access to this amount of safe freshwater
    -WHO, UNICEF, and JMP 
  • 4. More Facts
    Of the 6 billion people on earth, 1.1 billion do not have access to safe, clean drinking water.
    The cost per person for having 10 liters of safe drinking water every day is just $2 USD a year.
    -Ashok Gadgil
  • 5. Water is a $400 billion dollar global industry; the third largest behind electricity and oil
    -CBS News, FLOW.
    In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters where they pollute the usable water supply.
    -World Water Assessment Programme 
    The water and sanitation crisis claims
    more lives through disease than any war
    claims through guns
  • 6. Cost Comparison
    1.27$ per Gallon
    .13$ per Gallon
    .0015$ per Gallon
  • 7. ARTICLE 31
    “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstance”
  • 8. What you Can Do
    -Sign the petition for adding the right to clean and accessible water to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    -Stop buying bottled water, when possible
    -Dispose of Pharmaceuticals Properly
    -Contact your local representative and let them know how you feel
  • 9. THANK YOU