by Wendy J. Pabich
“We all know that available, clean freshwater is becoming increasing scarce. This is a problem for people, ecosystems, businesses, and communities.
For women around the globe, water stress is especially problematic. Women collectively spend hundreds of millions of hours each day gathering water for domestic use. Girls often miss school to help bring water to their families and to find sanitary facilities. Gary White, cofounder of Water.org, estimates that the associated lost productivity is greater than the combined hours worked in a week by employees at Walmart, United Parcel Service, McDonald’s, IBM, Target, and Kroger.
Not only are women profoundly impacted by water scarcity, but we also are uniquely positioned to help solve the problem. Here’s why.”
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