Already the preschoolers at Janusz Korczak Day Care Center know that water should should not be wasted. But does such knowledge alone cause a permanent change in the behaviour? In Poland, on average, each of us uses about 150 litres of water in our daily lives, 1/5 of which we use to flush the toilet. In countries of the global South, this amount of water must suffice for the whole day for activities such as washing, cooking, cleaning, washing and drinking, etc.
The issue of water access has a direct impact on:
- The health of communities, especially children - diarrhoeal diseases kill more children than AIDS or malaria, and could easily be reduced by improving hygiene through access to clean water and regular hand washing.
- Poverty and food shortages - water costs make up a significant part of household budgets, which means that there is not enough money for children's education, health care, quality food or investment in development.