“America’s drinking water systems face an annual shortfall of at least $11 billion to replace aging facilities that are near the end of their useful lives and to comply with existing and future federal water regulations. This does not account for growth in the demand for drinking water over the next 20 years. Leaking pipes lose an estimated 7 billion gallons of clean drinking water a day.”—American Society of Civil Engineers
“We’re all made up of 75% water. We can’t live without it. With all of the work going into the Millennium Development Goals, it’s clear the inter-connector is water, so if water isn’t the more important thing, than what is?”—
You followed us for a reason. You believe that the water crisis is a solvable problem, is a critical issue, and that it is NOT okay that a child dies every 15 seconds from water borne illness. Your support has brought us to here…
This week our team’s starting the next part of the climb. We went straight to the UN Foundation in DC, prepared for a talk with Congress, ventured to Capitol Hill and asked hard questions.
We think there is an answer, a solution, and we believe we’re on our way there.
We did something BIG to bring BIG attention - now we get to share it with you. Please tune in…and beyond that organize your own tweet up (@SOTSK) or viewing party and interact with us during the film. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/1giNe
We’re grateful for your support. We’re hopeful for a solution. And we’re inspired to get there with your help!
Over the coming days, I’ll post columns from the remaining climbers sharing why they joined SOTSK and what they took away. I’ll post about our guides, porters, and our process behind-the-scenes that captured and distributed photos, video and words from the mountain. And I’ll also post some more pictures and highlights that I didn’t have time to share during the climb. Once I’ve finished the recap, I’ll announce what’s next for this blog as we transition from creating awareness to creating action with all of your help!