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Harvard Water Advocacy Club

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Welcome to the home page of the Harvard Water Advocacy Club, an organization on campus dedicated to the goal of making clean, drinkable water available to everyone. We accept members of all backgrounds, and we work with members of all types of schedules. If you would like to dedicate time to working toward this goal, or simply spend a few minutes a week informing others about the real dangers of "water poverty," please contact our organization via the "Contact Us" tab.


What is water poverty? Simply put, water poverty is a lack of access to clean drinking water, an issue that affects 783 million people. Water is one of the most basic human necessities, meaning that water poverty results in


But it doesn't have to be this way. Investments in clean water have begun to stop the spread of water poverty, but more still needs to be done. With further investment, and some creative solutions, we can make a decisive stand against water poverty. Plus, investment in clean water is actually profitable; for every $1 invested in clean water, there is an economic return of between $3 and $34, with an average return around $12. If we join together, we can ensure that everyone has access to the clean drinking water that they deserve. For more information, and to see where our statistics are from, visit The Water Project or ToiletTwinning.Org.