FLOW A film about how a handful of corporations stole our water
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.
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
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
Water is a $400 billion dollar global industry; the third largest behind electricity and oil -CBS News, FLOW. In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters where they pollute the usable water supply. -World Water Assessment Programme The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns -Water.org
Cost Comparison 1.27$ per Gallon .13$ per Gallon .0015$ per Gallon
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
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