Find literature and documentaries to do with water conservation.

 

The charity Arjun chose to raise funds and awareness for was WaterAid, who work in providing clean sustainable water access and services that benefit many developing communities across the world.

As well as raising money, Arjun is looking to raise awareness for issues such as climate change and water conservation. As this is a global issues that affect us all having impacts on the way people live their lives daily. With combinations of overuse and mismanagement, some countries have unfortunately reached ‘peak water’ already, whilst private industry also pollutes what little water they do have. Meaning they are having to rely on other countries and their governments for their water needs, sometimes meaning higher prices and harder access. That consequently has huge ramifications, in some countries, to public health, making water charities like WaterAid important to everyday people, by helping them gain access to clean water and sanitation, whilst also giving them a voice.


Check out the link for informative documentaries regarding water bases issues around the world.


Even thought in 2010 the UN passed a resolution affirming water as a human right, you can still sign the petition to have 'Article 31' added to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which intends to ensure that all people, no matter what country, have by law, access to clean water as a basic human right. "Water is a right, not a privilege". It is important that we dont let the issue fall by the way side as many people are still waiting to see the full implementation and benefits of such a right. Especially with this already passed legislation is being marginalized within policy discussion and still somehow being heavily contested within the UN.

Please refer back to the link on this page where you'll find water documentaries as well as other information and if you're feeling generous please take a moment to donate to WaterAid.