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    • 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
    • THANK YOU