Every year, more than seven million children worldwide die before they reach their fifth birthday. This month, the U.S. government will join the governments of India and Ethiopia to host a high-level international call to action that aims to reduce this figure by ending preventable child deaths. Here are three ways safe drinking water, sanitation […]
What if I were to tell you that, this week, the United States government has the chance to contribute to saving the lives of at least 400,000 children by the year 2015?
It’s been a big month for water! Not only did the 56th Commission on the Status of Women focus on the needs of rural women and girls—where access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation can be a significant barrier to equity, empowerment, health and education—but we had huge news from the UN just last […]
Imagine being a girl growing up in a village in sub-Saharan Africa. There’s a good chance there is no well in your village, and your nearest source of water is a river or a stream that is as many as three miles away over what might be rocky, isolated terrain. The water may not be […]
Last month, I joined the international development community in celebrating the bipartisan introduction of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2012 in the House of Representatives. It is needed and smart legislation in its own right, but it’s also a response to the need to improve USAID’s implementation of the Senator […]
There are many ways of looking at the global water crisis: conflict over waterways that cross state or international boundaries, drought or flood creating extremes, conservation and biodiversity, even the choice of whether to use water to grow crops or wash cars. But by far the most common manifestation of the water crisis is the […]
The journey to make A Drop Of Life began in January 2001. I was in India on a Fulbright Fellowship, making a documentary on political street theater. On a whim, I accepted a friend’s request to help him document the largest gathering of people in human history, at the Maha Kumbha Mela.