Our lives depend on clean water.
But hundreds of millions of people lack access to clean drinking water. Dams block more than half of the world’s rivers—a critical water source for humans and aquatic life.
We support clean water solutions that keep rivers, lakes, and people healthy.
Watching over the health of China’s rivers
Up to 40% of China’s rivers are polluted. In China’s third largest city, Guangzhou Environmental Protection is using a Greengrant to network together volunteers. They will monitor water quality, expose pollutors, and pressure government officials to act.
Women in Ghana restore polluted spring and health
Women in Sugu used a Greengrant to protect their only source of drinking water, a rock spring, from destruction by a mining company. But now the quarry’s waste is polluting the spring. The women are using another Greengrant to clean up the spring and build a buffer zone around it.
Chile's biggest environmental win ever
The HidroAysén megaproject would have built five new dams in Patagonia. It also would have ruined small communities and pristine wilderness. We supported 16 groups with 35 grants to convince the public to oppose the project. The government scrapped it in 2014.