Ecumenical Water Network

The EWN is a network of churches and Christian organizations promoting people's access to water around the world

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Stories & Good Practices

Stories & Good Practices

Around the world, churches, church-related organizations and their partners are involved in the day-to-day efforts to provide freshwater and sanitation to communities. They also advocate for national and international policies to provide for optimal conditions to make access to water for all a reality. The EWN facilitates an exchange between its members and partners on their struggles and experiences. We would like to share with you the following stories. Stories of hope, as they show how people work and struggle together to preserve and protect water as a common good, a public trust and treasure, not a commodity like any other.

Publications

You can download soft copies of EWN-WCC publications from here

EWN picture gallery

EWN picture gallery

Photos taken at EWN events in recent years

The water crisis

The water crisis

Even though the official figures of people without access to "improved" source of drinking water is 783 million, the introduction of access to"safe" drinking water, could take this figure to 3 billion people. The reasons are often not just water scarcity and the lack of financial resources. In many cases the needs and rights of marginalized communities are not given priority or they are even being contradicted. Poverty and power relations are reflected and reinforced in who has access to and control over water.

Documents

Download resources from the EWN and its member organizations.

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