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World Water Week in Stockholm

World Water Week 2009 kicks off in Stockholm today with an opening session from top water experts who will set the stage for a week focused on “Responding to Global Changes: Accessing Water for the Common Good.” This meeting, organized annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute, brings together experts, practitioners, and global leaders

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Water for the World Update

Unsafe drinking water and inadequate sanitation are deadly forces undermining efforts to alleviate extreme poverty around the world. In June, we began a campaign to bring attention to the problem of shortages of clean water and proper sanitation amongst the world’s poorest people.

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Water is Medicine

John Sauer of Water Advocates yesterday filmed this short interview with Jae So, the manager of the Water and Sanitation Program with the World Bank. They filmed this iReport at a briefing at the Capitol Building called “Water is Medicine: Why Water and Sanitation Matter to Global Public Health.”
Check it out!

-Chris Scott

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Thanks from Matt Damon

As part of his advocacy work for clean water and sanitation around the world, actor and advocate Matt Damon recently visited new water projects in India (and also took part in some cultural activities, thus the Bindhi mark on his forehead). While there, he took a few minutes to thank the more than 100,000 ONE members who signed our petition to senators asking them to cosponsor the Durbin-Corker Water for the World Act, and show us an example of the kind of projects this bill will support.
Check out the video:

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Progress on Water for the World

At the beginning of this month, the voices of over 100,000 ONE members from across the country echoed through the halls of the U.S. Senate. Your voices in support of the Durbin-Corker Water for the World Act made their way into every single Senate office. Since July 1, the day the petitions were delivered, four more members of the Senate have signaled their support and signed on as cosponsors of this important piece of legislation.

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