Nonprofits of the Month :: July 2010 :: Peak Water
Peak water is reached when the rate at which water demanded is higher than the rate at which the supply is replenished. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world population could be under stress conditions. The nonprofits below are committed to reversing this trend through education and conservation in hopes of preventing the looming global water crisis:
Photo Credit: National Geographic :: Waiting for Water, China
Villagers queue for a chance to fill containers with fresh drinking water, delivered by truck to the dry villages of south China’s Guangdong Province.