Vanishing Lake Chilwa in Malawi highlights the human cost of climate change, reveals new gallery from WaterAid

WaterAid has released a striking new gallery revealing the dramatic impacts of climate change on the lives and livelihoods of the thousands of people based around Lake Chilwa, Malawi’s second biggest lake. Local photographer Dennis Lupenga spent time with the communities, gathering images to tell their stories, highlighting the daily realities of facing extreme weather and the need to help the world’s most vulnerable people adapt to the climate emergency they have done little to cause. As many as 1.5million people live in the wider Lake Chilwa basin, which is…

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WaterAid launches new animations highlighting effect of climate change on people’s access to clean water

WaterAid has launched a series of three animated films highlighting the effect that climate change has on people’s access to clean water. In the run up to COP26, we are more bombarded than ever by different opinions and theories on climate change. From politicians’ and celebrities’ views, to social posts and news bulletins… it’s a cacophony of contradiction and confusion. WaterAid’s three animations, launched on TV from 11th August, aim to cut through the noise by highlighting the real people and communities who have experienced climate change first hand. The…

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Drink the Difference – Belu marks 10 years of doing good with WaterAid

Belu, the drinks business that  puts people and  the planet first, is celebrating 10 years impacting change together with WaterAid, a collaboration that  has seen them give £5 million – all their net profit – to bringing clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere. The 10 year anniversary coincides with a full Belu brand relaunch and repositioning that  brings a new brand platform with it – Drink The Difference – designed to highlight the positive impact brought about by the brand’s mission. Driven by a clear purpose to…

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Thandiwe Newton, Nadiya Hussain, Dougray Scott, Amanda Mealing, and Lemn Sissay support WaterAid’s call for clean water for people on the climate change frontlines

WaterAid is inviting the public to join celebrities, climate activists, and politicians in urging the UK Government to help vulnerable communities get a reliable source of water, so they can protect themselves from the destructive effects of climate change.   Actors Thandiwe Newton, Dougray Scott, and Amanda Mealing, TV chefs Nadiya Hussain and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, author Lemn Sissay, Malian band Songhoy Blues, film director Shekhar Kapur, actor and director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, tennis star Heather Watson, and climate activist Cel Spellman, are among those who have signed WaterAid’s open letter, which highlights…

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Reasons to Swim: WaterAid’s celebrates the power of water with captivating new gallery

Providing purpose, friendships and surviving the pandemic are among the many reasons behind taking a dip in the UK’s iconic outdoor swimming spots, as revealed in WaterAid’s new photo gallery celebrating the power of water. Reasons to Swim reveals intimate portraits and stories of people from across the UK who are drawn to the cold waters in various outdoor swimming locations, including North Sands Beach in Devon, London Fields Lido, and the West Reservoir Centre. The unique series was created by London-based photographer Nikki McClarron. With a continued fascination in…

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