One student chapter to host screening of "Water Pressures"
The Citadel student chapter of the global organization One will host a screening of the documentary "Water Pressures" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, in Bond Hall Room 165.
"Water Pressures” helps build awareness about water management projects. Dirty water and a lack of basic sanitation contribute to the problems of extreme poverty and disease. Today, more than 884 million people around the world do not have access to clean water. In the world’s poorest countries, 4,100 children die every day from severe diarrhea caused by poor sanitation and hygiene.
The documentary follows the story of U.S. students who traveled to the village of Rajasthan, India, one of the most water-distressed region of the world. By partnering with a local non-governmental agency, the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation, impoverished communities there have learned to capture and make effective use of rainwater. As a result of improved water management efforts, the young girls of Rajasthan no longer have to walk eight miles a day to fetch water. Instead, they are able to stay in school.
The screening is free and open to the public. The screening is in honor of World Water Day to highlight the importance of water as a global issue that affects all of our communities.
One is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to eradicating extreme poverty and preventable disease across the globe. For more information about the documentary click "Water Pressures”.