National Geographic is developing a strategic approach to freshwater issues with the goal of influencing the way we, as a global community, think about and use freshwater resources. Below is a list of freshwater resources.

Photo: Freshwater lake

Photograph by Jim Webb

Population Services International

PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, water as it relates to child survival, HIV, and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services, and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. PSI works in over 30 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean to educate individuals about purifying drinking water, practicing improved hygiene, and offering treatment for diarrheal disease if a child falls ill.

www.psi.org

World Wildlife Fund

WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. In addition to having initiatives on dams, at-risk rivers and aquatic species, and efficient irrigation, WWF calls on governments to collaborate on the protection, equitable use, and sustainable management of river basins crossing international borders.

www.panda.org

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. TNC has protected 5,000 miles (8,050 kilometers) of rivers worldwide, and operates more than a hundred marine conservation projects globally.

www.nature.org

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