Correspondence with Government Officials

Dear {Title. Name. Honorific},

We need your help to end extreme poverty in the world, starting with extreme water poverty.

 

About Us

EssentialNeed.org is a non-profit organization and registered charity as approved by the Australian government, working to protect & promote human rights and advance education. We are made up of 22773 voices from 136 countries and growing daily.

Our corporate supporters so far include the likes of Google, Microsoft, and more than 20 other organizations, with support continuing to grow exponentially.

Schools and universities are assisting us in educating our youth and young adults in achieving a solution to one of the greatest threats to the world’s humanity.

We are all united by one goal: Ending extreme poverty starting with extreme water poverty.

Through a united voice, we are aiming to get the elected officials of developed countries, such as yourself, to commit to funding a solution to extreme water poverty.

 

The problem we are looking to solve

It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent avoidable deaths and achieve a more sustainable world. Here are some facts about extreme water poverty. 

Extreme water poverty

 

Most people think that ending extreme poverty will lead to overpopulation. The facts below show that the opposite is true.

 

Overpopulation

 

The solution

A commitment from every developed country

It costs approximately $50 AUD per person to provide access to clean water in a way that the people will become self-sustainable. That is $34 Billion AUD from all the developed countries to end global water poverty forever. This equates to $25 AUD per capita to meet the challenge of providing every affected person with access to clean water. Annexure A provides the targets for each country based on population. 

With a united voice, we are asking every developed country to increase its funding committed to ending extreme water poverty. We are also asking that the funding be provided to accredited NGOs with a demonstrated history of delivering clean water projects (as per Annexure B).

 

What you, an elected official and a leader of your community, can do

The first step is to add your name to show your support for the above solution.

Please  Add Your Voice 

As the number of voices grow, so will our reach and we hope to have our elected officials, such as yourself, work with our campaign.

 

Please add your name within twenty-eight days of receipt of this correspondence to show your support. Your support will be listed under Government Officials page along with the support of the MPs and Senators of all other developed countries. Alternatively, please email us a publication within the same timeframe providing answers to these questions. Your publication will be posted under Government > Blog for public information and can include your thoughts and ideas on the topic and our proposed solution.

In the case that you are not able to respond within that time frame, you will receive our next correspondence email as a friendly reminder.

Please add your name using the email address that you have received this correspondence on and your account will be verified, otherwise please email info@essentialneed.org and inform with what email address you have added your name and then your account will be verified.  

If you choose to send a publication to be added to EN’s blog, please email to publications@essentialneed.org. For inquiries, please contact our Government Relations team at government.relations@essentialneed.org.

 

It is our responsibility to achieve a more sustainable world and prevent avoidable deaths.

 

Your Voice can change everything.

 

EssentialNeed.org team and members

 


 

Annexure A - Commitment from developed countries

Countries indexed for having ‘very high human development’ are considered to be the developed countries that we are asking commitment from. The cost per victim is estimated at $50 AUD and recommended solution providers are listed under Annexure B. The formula used to calculate Commitment per developed country to meet this challenge globally is (Population / 2) x $50 AUD. $50 AUD is an indicitive rate and can be different for each NGO depending on the location of the project. We ask that funds be paid to international NGOs through EssentialNeed.org or directly in stages, or per project, based with the aim to provide access to clean water for all especially children by the end of the year 2020. The NGOs are listed in Annexure B.

 

Water is Life

Water is Sustainable Population

Ending Water Poverty is an Essential Need

 

Country

Very High HDI

Population (2016) 

Number of affected people to support

Estimated Commitment in $AUD

Norway 

0.949

 5,214,900

 2,607,450

$131,000,000

Australia

0.939

 24,171,600

 12,085,800

$605,000,000

Switzerland 

0.939

 8,341,000

 4,170,500

$209,000,000

Germany 

0.926

 82,175,700

 41,087,850

$2,055,000,000

Denmark 

0.925

 5,707,251

 2,853,626

$143,000,000

Singapore 

0.925

 5,535,000

 2,767,500

$139,000,000

Netherlands 

0.924

 17,000,059

 8,500,030

$426,000,000

Ireland

0.923

 4,757,976

 2,378,988

$119,000,000

Iceland 

0.921

 332,529

 166,265

$9,000,000

Canada

0.92

 36,155,487

 18,077,744

$904,000,000

United States

0.92

 324,099,593

 162,049,797

$8,103,000,000

Hong Kong 

0.917

 7,234,800

 3,617,400

$181,000,000

New Zealand 

0.915

 4,709,880

 2,354,940

$118,000,000

Sweden 

0.913

 9,906,331

 4,953,166

$248,000,000

Liechtenstein

0.912

 37,340

 18,670

$1,000,000

United Kingdom 

0.909

 65,110,000

 32,555,000

$1,628,000,000

Japan 

0.903

 127,110,047

 63,555,024

$3,178,000,000

South Korea 

0.901

 50,801,405

 25,400,703

$1,271,000,000

Israel 

0.899

 8,541,000

 4,270,500

$214,000,000

Luxembourg 

0.898

 576,249

 288,125

$15,000,000

France 

0.897

 66,736,000

 33,368,000

$1,669,000,000

Belgium

0.896

 11,250,585

 5,625,293

$282,000,000

Finland 

0.895

 5,488,543

 2,744,272

$138,000,000

Austria

0.893

 8,725,931

 4,362,966

$219,000,000

Slovenia 

0.89

 2,063,077

 1,031,539

$52,000,000

Italy 

0.887

 60,674,003

 30,337,002

$1,517,000,000

Spain 

0.884

 46,423,064

 23,211,532

$1,161,000,000

Czech Republic 

0.878

 10,553,443

 5,276,722

$264,000,000

Greece 

0.866

 10,955,000

 5,477,500

$274,000,000

Brunei

0.865

 415,717

 207,859

$11,000,000

Estonia 

0.865

 1,315,944

 657,972

$33,000,000

Andorra

0.858

 85,470

 42,735

$3,000,000

Cyprus

0.856

 1,141,166

 570,583

$29,000,000

Malta

0.856

 445,426

 222,713

$12,000,000

Qatar

0.856

 2,545,603

 1,272,802

$64,000,000

Poland

0.855

 38,483,957

 19,241,979

$963,000,000

Lithuania 

0.848

 2,866,935

 1,433,468

$72,000,000

Chile

0.847

 18,006,407

 9,003,204

$451,000,000

Saudi Arabia

0.847

 30,770,375

 15,385,188

$770,000,000

Slovakia 

0.845

 5,426,252

 2,713,126

$136,000,000

Portugal 

0.843

 10,341,330

 5,170,665

$259,000,000

United Arab Emirates

0.84

 5,779,760

 2,889,880

$145,000,000

Hungary

0.836

 9,855,571

 4,927,786

$247,000,000

Latvia

0.83

 1,973,700

 986,850

$50,000,000

Argentina

0.827

 43,417,000

 21,708,500

$1,086,000,000

Croatia

0.827

 4,190,700

 2,095,350

$105,000,000

Bahrain

0.824

 1,378,000

 689,000

$35,000,000

Montenegro

0.807

 676,872

 338,436

$17,000,000

Russian Federation

0.804

 143,440,000

 71,720,000

$3,587,000,000

Romania

0.802

 19,200,000

 9,600,000

$480,000,000

Kuwait

0.8

 4,348,395

 2,174,198

$109,000,000

Click here to see the list on the UN website

HDI explained

1,352,143,978 citizens are living in Very High HDI countries

678,246,187 will be provided access to clean water and will become self-sustainable

$33,937,000,000

(All numbers have been rounded up to nearest Million

 

 

Annexure B - Undertaking Projects

Your government is recommended to choose from the below list of International NGOs which may have a local office in your country to undertake your funded projects. 

Alternatively, your government can choose other preferred NGOs considering their admin costs vs their impact per dollar and we can add them to the above list.

Whichever the case may be, we ask your government to make it mandatory for the participating NGOs to add the below details marked with * for every project on EssentialNeed.org for public information in light of centralized reporting, transparency, accountability, and cost comparison for better decision making. 

  1. Project location*
  2. Solution type*
  3. Life of solution*
  4. Number of beneficiaries*
  5. Project cost*
  6. Estimated total liters of water made available from the life of solution
  7. Project start, finish time
  8. Update on level of project funding (is the project already funded and/or requires more funding)
  9. Are there other project sponsors
  10. Project Manager contact details
  11. Implementing partner
  12. Is this project classified as an Urgent Project (Urgent Projects ensure the right direction to end water poverty)
  13. Are there local government involvements
  14. Other relevant/important information on nature of project – e.g. maintenance, employees, etc
  15. Contact detail of someone in the community (may be used for tourism purposes to boost local economy)

 

We use the information in (3), (4) and (5), to estimate the cost of clean water per beneficiary per day. For example, for a project that has the following attributes:

The cost of clean water for one day per beneficiary is:

Cost per day for all beneficiaries: $25,000 / 7,300 = $3.43

Cost per beneficiary per day: $3.43 / 500 = $0.007

 

With this unit of measurement better decisions can be made, accountability can increase, transparency will shine, public’s trust will be strengthened. 

 

 

 

Annexure C - The Impact

By ensuring your country takes up its mantle – benefits will include;


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