Videos - Top Picks

There are many great organizations that are also working to bring clean water to those in need.  As one video below reports, in the past 25 years, 2.6 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water, so we’re making progress.  But there are still too many people who lack this basic necessity.  The videos below from some of these organizations are excellent resources for understanding this world water crisis.

Water Changes Everything
Water Changes Everything

World Water Day 2019 - Water changes everything

A great animated video explaining the world water crisis – the necessity of water and human cost of dirty water. (3:24)

The Source | charity:water VR Video

A phenomenal 360 degree VR video that tells the story of 13 year old Salem in Ethiopia over the course of 6 days as her village receives a new borehole well.  (9:03)

Water and Sanitation
Water and Sanitation

Access to Clean Water and Sanitation: A Guide to Global Issues

In this Global Citizen guide to global issues, learn the basics about clean water and sanitation, two everyday necessities many people take for granted. (2:13)

Water Walk - WaterAid
Water Walk - WaterAid

Water Walk - WaterAid

A young girl narrates her 4 mile walk for water, sharing her thoughts and wishes for a better life. (1:57)

Drinking Nasty Swamp Water
Drinking Nasty Swamp Water

Drinking Nasty Swamp Water (to save the world) - Mark Rober

A great science based video from engineer Mark Rober discussing the necessity of clean water and a simple product that can create safe drinking water.  He also interviews Bill Gates on why, beyond the reason of empathy, it’s important for us to help out.

ICarried 5 Gallons of Water for 2 Miles
ICarried 5 Gallons of Water for 2 Miles

I Carried 5 Gallons of Water for 2 Miles | World Water Day 2018

Michelle Khare challenges her self and tackles a challenging walk to fetch water.  A great video to show the difficulty of this daily task for many girls around the world. (11:40)

Edme's Long Walk
Edme's Long Walk

Edme's Long Walk

A 27 minute journey condensed to one and a half minutes highlights the difficult trek that Edme makes 3 to 4 times a day to carry unsafe water to her mountanous home. (1:39)

How Far Would You Walk to Find Clean Drinking Water?

A unique experience that demonstrates the plight of those walking long distances to get contaminated drinking water.  (1:57)

This could be an idea to translate into a classroom experiment!

Salva's Story
Salva's Story

Salva's Story

An interview with Salva, the founder of  Water For Sudan, and the boy in the story A Long Walk to Water. (3:51)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Netflix)

This Netflix movie is based on the true story of 13 year old William Kamkwamba  in Malawi who found an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.  (trailer 2:34)

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