Weight in Water Series

A series of illustrations to raise awareness about impoverished 3rd world children at their current drinking sources.

No.1 'Weight in Water' Series
Chandigarh Water Girl from the ‘Weight in Water Series.’
No2. 'Weight in Water' Series
Hampi Water Girl from the ‘Weight in Water Series.’

“The majority of water sources in India are contaminated by sewage treatment or agricultural runoff. India’s rapidly growing population also creates very serious hygiene problems. Currently only 15% of the rural population has access to a latrine. Using copper ‘mukta’ pots to collect and store drinking water can help decrease the amount of disease. When copper dissolves into water, the water becomes ionizd, the pH level increases, and the water is replenished with electrolytes. Most micro-organisms or harmful bacteria is destroyed in the process (i.e. typhoid, cholera, gastroenteritis.)”

For more information about sanitation and water health check out: http://www.unicef.org/wash/
Also check: “The Water Project”: http://thewaterproject.org/water-in-crisis-india.asp
and: http://www.waterforpeople.org/programs/asia/india.html

No.3 Weight in Water Series

3/4 of Afghans live in rural areas. Even in urban areas, an estimated 64% have access to an improved water source. An improved water source does not mean the water is safe to drink. Even protected shallow wells often contain harmful bacteria. A piped water supply can also be contaminated. Households without access to an improved source get their water from open wells, springs, streams or rivers, all of which are often polluted. 

The “Water and Sanitation Project” (WatSan), as well as the “Commercialization of Afghanistan Water and Sanitation Activity” (CAWSA) are both working towards developing solutions for safe urban water and sanitation services in Afghanistan; http://afghanistan.usaid.gov/en/USAID/Activity/154/Commercialization_of_Afghanistan_Water_and_Sanitation_Activity_CAWSA