Clean water matters -- and if celebrity attention helps, we won't turn it down
September 16, 2009
Actor Matt Damon is working to draw attention to a water charity
in which he is closely involved, called Water.org
. Their focus is on improving access to clean water and improved sanitation
for the large portion of the world's population (perhaps a billion people) that still doesn't have access to those essential services. It's often hard to quantify just how valuable municipal water
services are to communities in the United States, because we see them as baseline -- but it's hard to imagine how modern life could go on if those services were gone. And that might help us appreciate how much they are needed in other parts of the world.
last revised September 2009