World Water Week 2011

World Water Week – August 21-27, 2011

World Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm.  The World Water Week has been the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991.  Church World Service is actively working to provide access to water in communities around the world.

Here are a few of our stories (click on each of the four videos below to view the clip):

Water in the drought

East Africa is in the midst of a devastating drought, and more than 12 million people need humanitarian assistance.  Fortunately, communities such as Kibauni, Kenya, are finding ways to store more and more water.  Church World Service and the ACT Alliance are providing food for those in need and helping local people build amazing local dams.

CWS at work: providing water in Africa

CWS' Dan Tyler explains how access to water solves conflict and builds community in Africa.  CWS is joining a global gathering of advocates and experts at World Water Week, Aug. 21-27 in Stockholm, Sweden, to discuss responses to pressing water problems and related issues, including climate change, health, peace and food security.

CWS at work: providing water in Honduras

Church World Service helps small, rural communities in Honduras gain sustainable sources of water.  The result changes lives.

CWS at work: water in the Middle East

CWS Middle East Regional Coordinator Steve Weaver describes what it's like to live in West Bank communities, where water is increasingly scarce.