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  • 1. Walk for
    The Water
  • 2. The Scarcity of Water
    • Can you believe that only 2% of the blue that you see here is viable drinking water?
    • 3. This is because most of it is either in the form of salt water, or tied up in other things such as icebergs
  • What does this mean?
    • Because water is scarce, especially in rural countries, many people go without, or even are desperate enough to drink water that may be harmful to their health.
  • H O?!
    • Water is vital to your everyday survival, with your body needing 8 glasses a day
    • 4. These 8 glasses of water a day, helps your body stay hydrated, while also maintaining homeostasis- keeping all of the functions in the body necessary for survival
  • Being Waterless?
    • This is due to the uneven distribution of water, and clean water for that matter.
    • 5. Much of Africa's lakes and water flow are shared between 2 or more countries.
    • 6. Africa is the 2nd driest continent in the world.
    • 7. But how can this be? Africa has the worlds 2nd largest river in the world. Along with many other long rivers.
  • What about the People?
    • Africa is home to over 778 million people.
    • 8. Over 1/2 become sick because of water related diseases in which water is either not available or unsanitary.
  • What's in the Water?
    • The water is contaminated with aquatic parasites
    • 9. Which include………….
  • Guinea worm disease
    • Caused when someone drinks standing water which contains larva of the Guinea worm
    • 10. This is diagnosed when the larva matures inside a persons body, and can be seen protruding from the skin
    • 11. This can cause a high fever,
    swelling, pain, and infection.
  • 12. Filariasis
    • This is a disease caused by dead worms in the blood that blocks the lymphatic vessels
    • 13. This is caused when water has mosquito larva infected with this
    • 14. When the worm dies, it blocks the lymph system, which causes fluid to collect in the legs, arms and stomach
  • Schistosomiasis
    • Schistosomiasis is caused by parasitic flatworms which infect snales that live in fresh water
    • 15. This disease is contracted by coming into contact with contaminated fresh water in which certain types of snails that carry schistosomes are living
    • 16. Symptoms: rash, itchy skin, fever, muscle aches, chills
  • Walking miles for clean water....
    • These women and sometimes even children walk an average of 3.7 miles to fetch water
    • 17. These Jugs weigh an average of 44 lbs. when filled with water
    • 18. Many children miss out on education opportunities because they spend their day fetching water, when it should be spent in school
  • Would you drink this?
    Then why should they?
  • 19. What some people are doing..
    • The Water Project, Inc. is a non profit organization
    • 20. They are working to help bring sanitation and hygiene training, water well projects & repairs, dams, and water filtration to underdeveloped places
  • What THE people are doing…
    • Villagers in Tanzania have started to use the sun’s ultraviolent rays to sterilize their water because when their pipeline runs dry, there is no other source but from springs
    • 21. heat destroys the bacteria which cause common water-borne diseases like cholera, typhoid, dysentery and diarrhea.
    • 22. The process is simple….
    • 23. They put water in plastic bottles, and put them on a black painted roof for about a day
    • 24. The temperature in the bottles reaches 122 F, and is safe to drink
    • 25. Because the sun is out almost every day, this is cheap and very effective
    • 26. But they still need OUR help.
  • The Walk.
    • This is a 3.7 mile walk/run for all ages
    • 27. Participants will walk/run 3.7 miles, the average distance that people walk to just get water.
    • 28. We ask that you get people to sponser you, and for every mile either a donation of a bottle of water or money is accepted.
    • 29. EVERY cent raised will go to the Project Water Foundation, to try and help these people
    • 30. Please help us bring awareness to this issue, and walk for a great cause!