No other factor is as crucial to human health and food productivity as the supply of clean water. On August 30th, 2010, the UN General Assembly unanimously declared the right to clean, safe drinking water a Universal Human Right. The U.S. and other industrialized countries abstained from the vote.

There are no borders on the mounting global water crisis. Here in the United States, there are hundreds of struggles to keep water clean, affordable, and in the public trust. An estimated 40,000 citizens of Detroit do not have access to water because of inability to pay their water bill. And the Safe Water Drinking Act, which regulates our drinking water from 90 chemicals, must be strengthened to protect us from even more toxins.

A national campus tour called "A Drop of Life" is bringing attention to the gravity of this crisis. The aim of "A Drop of Life" is to use wildly imaginative film and web-based media to engage America’s youth to the water crisis, and to empower new activists with water rights information, tools for action and strategic partnerships. Every drop makes a difference. www.adropoflife.tv.