People You Need To Know: Scott Harrison – Building A Water World.

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Clean water changes everything; 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are in children under five years old. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. Founded in 2006 by Scott Harrison after a photojournalism trip to West Africa, Charity: Water has helped fund 13,641 projects in 22 countries, benefiting over 4.6 million people. Feeling spiritually poor while being a king of the New York nightclub scene, Harrison had an epiphany and a goal that has transformed not only the lives of millions, but has evolved into one of the fastest growing charity organizations today. For your Friday viewing pleasure, here Scott describes in his own words his incredible journey…

 

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