We’re busy planning leg two of the Access Water Expedition series, with plans to take it down the Mississippi River. Our goal with this expedition series is to lead a conversation with millions of youth that will raise awareness and inspire the future leaders of the world to work towards a safe and abundant world, starting with access to clean water.
Why water? Humans need fresh water to survive. We took our first Access Water Expedition trip down the Ganges River in India because 400 million residents rely on the Ganges for water, food, bathing and worship. It is one of the most important and sacred rivers in the world.
We take the next leg of the expedition to the United States because after the Ganges we realized that other countries believe western countries and certainly the United States have no water problems. Yet we found many similarities in the challenges faced by the Ganges with the Mississippi river. Hosting this expedition in the United States gives us an opportunity to reinvigorate our commitments to the efforts we need to continue and to recognize there is more work yet to be done.
We’re seeking partners to help us make Access Water Mississippi possible.