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Scott Harrison spent 10 years as a New York City party promoter, throwing fashion and music events at top nightclubs for the likes of MTV, VH1, ABC TV, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Universal Records, Island Records, Bacardi, and Anheuser-Busch. In the fall of 2004, he returned to his childhood Christian faith and left nightlife to volunteer with a team of humanitarian doctors and surgeons onboard a hospital ship in Liberia, Africa. Armed with a pair of Nikons, Harrison spent eight months as the ship's volunteer photojournalist, documenting the incredible need he saw there.
Returning home to New York City a year later, he produced a large exhibition in Chelsea of more than 100 photographs and videos from the journey. The show gathered major media attention and brought in more than $96,000 in donations for medical procedures and freshwater well projects in Africa.
Following another six-month journey on the ship to West Africa, he returned to New York City to found the non-profit organization charity: water. Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the 1.1 billion people without clean water to drink, he and a small team created exhibitions in galleries and outdoor parks, online campaigns, and nationally-aired public service announcements.
In three years, with the help of more than 60,000 donors from 200 countries and 300+ media mentions, charity: water has raised not only massive awareness, but more than $10 million, funding more than 1,400 water projects in 16 developing nations. Those projects will provide over 700,000 people with clean, safe drinking water.
Facilities for the collection, treatment, storage, and distribution of water. Ancient systems included wells, storage reservoirs, canals and aqueducts, and water-distribution systems. Highly advanced systems appeared c. 2500 BC and reached their peak in the Roman aqueduct system. In the Middle Ages, water supplies were largely neglected and epidemics caused by waterborne organisms were common. In the 17th18th century, distribution systems utilizing cast-iron pipes, aqueducts, and pumps began to be installed. The link between polluted water and disease came to be understood in the 19th century, and treatment methods such as slow sand filtration and disinfection with chlorine were introduced. Modern reservoirs are formed usually by constructing dams near the collection point of mountain-water runoff or across rivers. After the water reaches collection points, it is treated to improve its quality; it is then pumped either directly into a city or town's distribution system or to an elevated storage location, such as a water tank. See alsoplumbing.
WORLD WATER DAY IS BEING SPONSORED BY COCA COLA NO:1 contributer to world pandemic diabetes.6 months ago Bolivia rep to United Nations Tried to get a bill past for a basic human right to clean water. THE USA CANADA spear headed a coalition and said NO NO BASIC RIGHT TO WATER. THE BILL DID NOT PASS BECAUSE COKE AND OTHERS WANT TO SELL ALL WATER AND ARE NOW BUYING UP ALL FRESH WATER LOCATIONS BUYING OFF THE GOVERNMENTS: PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE THIS WHOLE THING SUCKS!
Hello Sir Scott. I enjoy what I saw. As the most is the effect on the expression of need and very developing. Purified water instead of it imported from other countries is a great idea. Yet there are some positive actions such as this, and everyone in the world they would be happier. Thank you and best regards. Margaret Run
The biggest problem facing Africa is Christianity and Islam...using religion to barter for food/water..its disgusting, teach science and truth, science gives them water, not Christians or Muslims, that only gives them hatred for others.