Water For People: Why Water and Sanitation are the Foundation for Sustainable Development

Water For People: Why Water and Sanitation are the Foundation for Sustainable Development

Water For People‘s goal is clear and ambitious: lasting quality water services for every family, clinic and school—forever. When people have access to clean water all the time, their lives change dramatically. And when entire regions and countries have reliable water services, the world changes.

Water For People has reached over 3.3 million people since 2011 with sustainable water services, and continues to expand access for millions more in need.  Globally, some 2.2 billion people still lack safe drinking water. Water For People’s CEO Eleanor Allen is a professional engineer and a global water expert. Prior to leading a global nonprofit, Eleanor led global urban infrastructure design teams. She grew up proximate to water in Michigan, near Lake St. Clair in the Great Lakes region, so water runs deep in her personal history and continues to motivate her today.

With Stockholm World Water Week upon us, we thought this might be a good time to revisit a conversation we had with her a couple of years ago at the Skoll World Forum.

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