To help people connect with water projects in the developing world in advance of World Water Day on March 22, our friends at Water.org have launched #24HoursOfWater. Every hour, the organization is tweeting a new, brief video clip that illustrates the severity of the water crisis and how much people benefit from accessibility to water sources. It started last night at 1:00 a.m. ET and will go to midnight tonight. And just to give you an idea of what to expect, here’s two of our favorite videos from the series that have been posted so far.
One video showcases women in India washing their hands and their vessels before collecting water. This simple action helps eliminate bacteria:
This clip from Haiti follows a young man as he lugs a five-gallon jug of (possibly contaminated) water back to his home.
Don’t worry if you missed any of the videos. You can find a rundown of tweeted videos on their website, and of course, don’t miss out on upcoming videos on their Twitter handle. Use the hashtag #24HoursofWater to join the conversation and show your support.