Using the world water crisis as it’s playing field, Blue Planet Network brings together auspicious and aspirational projects that help entire communities solve water problems. From hygiene and safe drinking water to filtering, wells, and natural percolation, there are projects around the world needing support to enhance, and actually save lives for villages and cities working against drought, disease, and pollution. You’ve heard about children foregoing education because they have to walk for hours each day, round trip, to gather water for their family…or huge swaths of populations being sickened or dying from cholera and other hygiene-linked diseases…or people simply ailing from dehydration with not enough water to sustain life…these are the global emergencies addressed by Blue Planet Network. They work to connect the public, funders, and program implementers to collaborate for real working solutions. (They study completed projects thoroughly to learn for the next go-round). So far, their network of 102 organizations working in 27 countries has transformed over a million lives in the work to provide clean water for all. Experts are a vital part of the network, and lay folks like the rest of us keep the engine moving–consider getting involved, helping fund raise, spreading the word, monitoring projects, and more. We cannot stop while people die from such a solvable problem.