Clean Water Campaign
The UNICEF Tap Project is a nationwide campaign that provides clean water and adequate sanitation to children around the world. Learn more and get involved.
Clean Water Saves Lives
Water is life. Yet 783 million people do not have access to safe, clean drinking water, and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. When water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill.
Across the globe, nearly 4,000 children die each day from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation facilities.
Since 1990, thanks to the work of UNICEF and its partners, more than 2 billion people have gained access to clean drinking water.
Latest Clean Water Reports
April 12, 2013
A new Global Action Plan launched today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) has the potential to save up to 2 million children every year from deaths caused by pneumonia and diarrhea, some of the leading killers of children under five globally.
March 22, 2013
As the world celebrates World Water Day today, UNICEF urges governments, civil society and ordinary citizens to remember that behind the statistics are the faces of children. Globally, an estimated 2,000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrheal diseases. Of these, some 1,800 deaths are linked to water, sanitation and hygiene. Despite a burgeoning global population, these deaths have come down significantly over the last decade, from 1.2 million per year in 2000 to about 760,000 a year in 2011.
March 6, 2013
Starting today Facebook users can help provide children around the world with access to clean water and sanitation and urge their friends and family to do the same. The seventh annual UNICEF Tap Project, a national fundraising and awareness campaign, is going digital this year, turning the social network into a water network that has the power to save lives.