S.A.V.E recognizes the importance of safe water in our daily lives and the billions of
people who are still without access to these basic human rights. Our mission is to help develop a practical response to the urgency.
share the passion 'to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of
reducing by half the proportion of people without sustainable access
to safe drinking water by the year 2015'.
Our mission is to help invent, develop, and fund innovative freshwater-efficiency programs and technologies, anddistribute water purification tools direct to people in need for safe drinking water around the world.
Across the country, trained citizen volunteers are monitoring the condition
of their local streams, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands.
EPA encourages all
citizens to learn about their water resources and supports volunteer monitoring
because of its many benefits.
Volunteer monitors build awareness of pollution
problems, become trained in pollution prevention, help clean up problem sites,
provide data for waters that may otherwise be unassessed, and increase the
amount of water quality information available to decision makers at all levels
Find out if there is a volunteer
monitoring organization or watershed group in your community-and join it. If
not, start one as part of your science class or other local organization. Check
out EPA's web site (www.epa.gov/adopt) for a list of watershed groups in your
community. Read EPA's brochure Getting Started in Volunteer Monitoring at
"To the people of poor nations, we
pledge to work alongside you to make
your farms flourish and LetCleanWatersFlow, to nourish starved
bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy
relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to
suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources
without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change
with it". Source: President Obama, Inaugural Speech, January 20, 2009, Washington, DC, USA.