Clean Water Resources

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“Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore
a basic human right.”

–Kofi Annan United Nations Secretary General

 

Local Level:

Did you know  all of Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo municipal water and  80% of Kitsap County water is groundwater?
Please use water resources wisely to protect aquifers from pollution.

Get involved in a beach cleanup  or participate with the Bainbridge Beach Naturalists.

Check out BI’s Puget Sound Restoration Fund which is dedicated to restoring habitat, water quality and native species.
It helps host the Port Madison Community Shellfish farm and works to maintain healthy marine systems.

State and National Clean Water Efforts:

Clean water action promotes clean, safe affordable water.

The Surfrider Foundation focuses on beach access, water quality coastal preservation and protection with excellent educational programs available online. A WA state campaign is aimed at prohibiting a coal export terminal theatening local wetlands and water quality at Cherry Point ( just south of Blaine, WA).

International Focus on Clean Drinking Water:

UNICEF is a active in clean water sanitation efforts to save protect vulnerable children in over 190 countries.

Our Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) works with local partners as well as international institutions for safe affordable drinking water for all people int he US and worldwide, especially those in rural communities low income urban residents, indigenous people, people of color, women, children and those with disabilities.

Internet Resources:

A web research on water or water justice yield a huge amount of information. Here are just a few of the other outstanding non-profit websites, organizations, etc. that can help you keep up on water justice issues and generate ideas for actions:

Circle of Blue Water News

Food and Water Watch

Living Lands and Waters

National Geographic Magazine

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Yes! Magazine

UU Ministry for Earth

Ocean Conservancy

Water for People

Waterkeepers Alliance

The Rights of Water and Sanitation

Think Outside the Bottle

Water.org