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  1. 1. FLOW<br />A film about how a<br /> handful of corporations<br />stole our water<br />
  2. 2. What is Amnesty International?<br />-Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.<br />-The Edina High School chapter of Amnesty International seeks to:<br />-help develop a more worldly perspective in Edina students and <br />-spread awareness about worldwide human rights violations<br />-Through campaigning and international solidarity, <br />Amnesty International inspires people worldwide so <br />we can all work to improve human rights.<br />
  3. 3. Water Facts<br /> 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<br />-World Water Assessment Programme<br /> More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million - don't have access to this amount of safe freshwater<br />-WHO, UNICEF, and JMP <br />
  4. 4. More Facts<br /> Of the 6 billion people on earth, 1.1 billion do not have access to safe, clean drinking water.<br />-Charitywater.org<br />The cost per person for having 10 liters of safe drinking water every day is just $2 USD a year.<br /> -Ashok Gadgil<br />
  5. 5. Water is a $400 billion dollar global industry; the third largest behind electricity and oil<br /> -CBS News, FLOW.<br /> In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters where they pollute the usable water supply.<br /> -World Water Assessment Programme <br /> The water and sanitation crisis claims <br />more lives through disease than any war<br /> claims through guns<br /> -Water.org<br />
  6. 6. Cost Comparison<br />1.27$ per Gallon<br />.13$ per Gallon<br />.0015$ per Gallon<br />
  7. 7. ARTICLE 31<br />“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”<br />www.article31.org<br />
  8. 8. What you Can Do<br />-Sign the petition for adding the right to clean and accessible water to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights<br />-Stop buying bottled water, when possible<br />-Dispose of Pharmaceuticals Properly<br />-Contact your local representative and let them know how you feel<br />
  9. 9. THANK YOU<br />

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