TEDxSacramento recap: Water changes everything

Water is life – but I never fully considered the challenges of water scarcity until hearing Dr. Braimah Apambire speak at TEDxSacramento last Friday.

Dr. Apambire is an expert in water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH). Growing up in Northern Ghana, “As a young boy, I walked several miles during the dry season with my mother and aunts and sisters to fetch water."

But this burden of collecting water often falls to women, which takes so much of their time and energy. Women dealing with WASH issues miss out on domestic, educational and economic opportunities that also affect the entire community. Join the #WaterWomenWellBeing conversation on Twitter >>

When his village received international aid to drill wells, this new access to water changed everything. He no longer had to miss school in order to fetch water. Today, Dr. Apambire is a WASH development expert with the Center for International Water and Sustainability at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, Nevada.

Hear more about Dr. Apambire's work at DRI: