Clean water: fact vs. fiction

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Clean water changes lives, and the simple act of providing a new community in developing countries with access to this valuable resource makes a world of difference.

A new infographic released by development agency World Vision shows some unexpected facts and fictions about water issues in the developing world. It highlights significant ways lack of clean water is affecting millions of people, and the need for continued improvement.


"Access to clean water has serious and far-reaching consequences for children and families in developing countries. There are physical impacts and social and economic barriers that we often don't consider. We've set goals to bring clean water to more communities than ever before, and we're inviting Canadians to join us as we work towards solving this problem."

-Shanaz Sutherland, Water Programs

Quick Facts:

  • For the past 50 years World Vision has been a leader in providing communities with clean water around the world.
  • World Vision brings clean water to a new person every 30 seconds; we're aiming to reach a new person every 10 seconds
  • Canadians play a vital role in our goal to bring clean water to more people, visit for more information.

Background Information:

What Canadians can do:

Canadians can support clean water projects through a World Vision Water Pledge of $25/month or $35/month, visit for more information

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit our News Centre at

SOURCE World Vision Canada

Image with caption: "Clean water myths dispelled. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at:

For further information: For interviews contact: Sarah Bartley - 289-242-1733,

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