Water, water everywhere…

How many times today have you turned on a tap? Flushed the toilet? Taken a shower? How many times have you used water without even giving it a second thought?

So often we take for granted our access to water but it’s something billions (yes, billions) of people worldwide don’t have. In fact, globally around 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces (poo). Can you even imagine that? I don’t even want to.

March 22nd is World Water Day, a day to take action to overcome the global water crisis and it might seem like an impossible goal. You might feel that you, as an individual, can do nothing to effect such massive change. Well, you can.

In 2016, the Monsta surf team travelled to the Philippines in search of the perfect wave… What they found was not what they expected. Now they’ve started a crowd funding campaign for their film, Live Passionately, to raise funds for more water filtration and re-development projects for the locals affected by Typhoon Yolanda, who are featured in the film. Learn more here.

In addition to Monsta Surf, there are also a number of other wonderful organisations working on the ground with locals to meet the 2015 Sustainable Development Goal of ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030. Water is a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty and you can help. Check out the links below for more info:

Surf Aid

Waves for Water