Seventy percent (70%) of the world is covered by water, yet less than one percent (1%) of it is accessible and drinkable.
Many places in the world do not have enough water to meet their daily needs; in other places the water supply is contaminated from pollution and sediment. The availability and quality of that water supply depend heavily on protecting and conserving water at its source—the rivers, lakes, wetlands, forests and other ecosystems that collect, filter and transport water to people.
That's why The Weather Channel, IBM, and The Nature Conservancy are teaming up to help provide clean water for those in need. To highlight the water scarcity issue facing our planet, The Weather Channel has launched an awareness initiative called Forecast: Change. Meanwhile, the IBM Corporate Service Corps is also working closely with TNC to develop and enhance clean water solutions and operations.