Living Water International Canada launches "Water Works 2008"



    TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - Living Water International Canada launched
"Water Works 2008" with the support of Harlem Globetrotter Sweet Lue Dunbar
and Juno nominee recording artist, Aileen Lombardo who entertained a large
crowd recently in Toronto.
    Lue Dunbar endorsed the great work by LWIC and urged all Canadians to
make a difference, both in your own life, and in our world. Together with you,
we can provide a cup of clean, safe drinking water to those who are in
desperate need, especially children, Dunbar said.
    "Water Works" is a challenge to provide clean safe drinking water and
hope to those in desperate need. LWIC wants Canadians to support the training
of national teams in hygiene and education, the repair of 100 water wells in
Southern Sudan, Nicaragua, and Guatemala by the end of 2008.
    Barry Hart President and Founder of LWIC said, "we have to draw attention
to the critical lack of clean, safe drinking water in developing countries.
The reality is 1.2 billion people who get up each day not knowing where they
will get clean water. In such areas of the world one child dies every
15 seconds from a water-related illness, and 2.6 billion people live without
basic sanitation. "In many parts of the world women and children walk long
distances to fetch water for their families for drinking, washing and cooking
and for every child that dies, countless others suffer from poor health,
diminished productivity, and missed opportunities for education. Much of this
illness and death can be prevented. We need the support of governments, people
from developed countries to speak out at this tragedy," Hart said.
    A shortage of clean water is one of the most serious challenges facing
the world this millennium, according to the United Nations. Of the hundreds of
millions of people currently facing water shortages an estimated 425 million
are children under 18. When poor people are asked what would most improve
their lives, water and sanitation is repeatedly one of their highest
priorities.
    We know that clean "Water Works", it saves lives.

    Living Water International is the leading NGO drilling wells in
developing Countries reaching villages, giving hope and opportunity, giving
whole families and communities clean water, saving lives from disease.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Manager, Living Water International
Canada, Phone (905) 640-0519, email: media@livingwatercanada.org,
www.livingwatercanada.org

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