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Guest Blog By: Alix Lebec, Founder and CEO at Lebec Consulting, & Katie Orr, COO at Lebec Consulting

What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Use the bathroom? Brush your teeth? Make coffee? Imagine if you walked up to the sink, turned on the faucet, and nothing happened. No clean teeth, no morning jolt. And the toilet isn’t even there. What would you do?

That scenario seems like a strange dream to those of us who won the birthright lottery. But for about 2.5 billion people around the world — roughly 35% of the global population — this…

The COVID-19 global pandemic highlights the critical need for increased investment in safe water and sanitation for all.

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By Elan Emanuel, Director of Investor Relations at WaterEquity

Water and sanitation are basic, but indispensable, first lines of defense in combating the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you don’t have water, you can’t wash your hands. If you have to use a shared toilet facility, you can’t practice social distancing. Yet today, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water, and 1 in 3 don’t have access to decent sanitation. That’s 2.5 …

World Toilet Day 2020 — Everyone talks about clean water, but access to sanitation is equally as important.

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By Elan Emanuel, Senior Associate, Investor Relations at WaterEquity

When discussing the global water and sanitation crisis, we mostly talk about clean water. Water is tangible, it’s visually beautiful, and the benefits of having access to clean water are easily understood. …

By Alix Lebec, Chief Investor Relations Officer, WaterEquity

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Week, Month, Era as well as World Water Day; let me introduce you to Chim Chany, an entrepreneurial and brave woman I recently met in Cambodia, while traveling for WaterEquity.

With a daily income of $2–8 a day, Chim Chany and her family struggled to pay the $26 a month needed for an un-safe water connection contaminated with arsenic. Long-term exposure to low levels of arsenic in drinking water is known to cause cancer, heart disease, and some evidence suggests lower IQ scores in children.



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