Monday, August 22, 2011
The mission is simple: To get clean water to every single person who needs it. Interview with Jon Rose
Interview with Jon Rose - Features - Coast Magazine
Contaminated water kills 3.3 million people each year. Every 15 seconds, a child dies from water-related diseases.People living in impoverished areas die every day from drinking dirty water. While having access to clean water is a luxury that many of us take for granted, there are millions living in nations with no filtration systems in place. Kids drink from the same streams where animals bathe. In addition, there’s no clean water available for surgery if someone is injured, putting the wounded at risk of deathly infections.
While Waves 4 Water was conceived in the surf community, anyone who travels can help in a similar way. Waves 4 Water volunteers have successfully set up various types of filtration systems in Haiti, Indonesia, Bali, Pakistan, Samoa, and Chile. Each of these countries is being used as a model of success that can be applied worldwide.