Water is Life: Interview with Jordan Wagner, Executive Director of Generosity Water
Two thirds of the human body is composed of water, and though we can go for days, even weeks without food, we cannot survive long periods of time without water. It’s an essential part of life and the world’s most important natural resource. Unfortunately, over one billion people on the planet are not able to access clean, safe drinking water, causing untold numbers of preventable deaths and disease every year.
I recently interviewed Jordan Wagner, the Executive Director of Generosity Water, a non-profit whose goal is to end the clean water crisis through innovative awareness campaigns and getting the word out about how our small efforts can make big changes for people whose lives can be changed by something that we take for granted everyday — the ability to access clean water. According to the Generosity Water website, a child dies every 15 seconds from a water-related disease and over half the world’s hospital beds are filled with patients affected by water-related illnesses.
GENEROSITY WATER has built over 70 wells in 15 countries around the world and their goal is to build 1500 wells by 2012. They adhere to the following principles below:
TEACH: Spread the Word.
GIVE: Sacrifice for Good.
BUILD: Sustainable Implementation.
EXPERIENCE: See the Change.
I sat down with Jordan to discuss the mission statement of Generosity Water and to see how anyone can get involved to make a difference in the lives of many, through the gift of clean water. Check out the Generosity Water website to see how you can get involved and also the video interview above.