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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.
    -Charitywater.org
    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 $400 billion dollar global industry; the third largest behind electricity and oil
    -CBS News, FLOW.
    In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters where they pollute the usable water supply.
    -World Water Assessment Programme 
    The water and sanitation crisis claims
    more lives through disease than any war
    claims through guns
    -Water.org
  • 6. Cost Comparison
    1.27$ 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”
    www.article31.org
  • 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