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The Impact of the #WaterAidNica Chat + Key Tweets

Tomorrow is World Water Day and leading up to the momentous occasion we have been working with WaterAid America on an exciting awareness campaign that calls upon clean water access and sanitation for all.

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photos by Jennifer Barbour and Alanna Imbach

First, Social Good Mom and Global Team of 200 member, Jennifer Barbour, traveled to Nicaragua last Sunday with WaterAid America to report from the field about WaterAid’s water and sanitation programs in the country. Jennifer has been tweeting, publishing blog posts, and video of everything she has been learning in Nicaragua. Read Jennifer’s philanthropy blog at anotherjennifer.com/category/philanthropy and follow her at @anotherjenb for all of her in-country updates.

We have been chronicling all of the #WaterAidNica dispatches on Tumblr at socialgoodmomsnica.tumblr.com and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/socialgoodmoms/social-good-moms-nicaragua.

We ended the week leading to World Water Day with a highly successful #WaterAidNica Twitter chat. Overall, over 1000 tweets went out during the chat that trended nationwide for 20 minutes. Overall, the week of #WaterAidNica tweets and the Twitter chat resulted in 1800 tweets reaching 2 million Twitter accounts with over 10 million impressions and nearly 300 interested bloggers.

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Here are some  key tweets during the Twitter chat:


783 Million People Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water #WorldWaterDay2013

Lacking safe drinking water is a blight many of us will never live with, let alone ever fully understand. Living in a privileged society where safe drinking water streams right out the tap and a plethora of product choices are available in our grocery store’s water aisle, most of us simply do not know what it’s like to not have clean, safe water to drink.

This Friday, as you may know, is World Water Day. On that day, leading water NGOs will come together in the fight against water poverty for a Google+ hangout. Who will be there?

Two of our official partners, WaterAid America and Water.org, will be a part of the conversation.

WaterAid America Head of Policy and Advocacy, Lisa Schechtman (@LSchecht), will join People Water co-founder Cody Barker; Water.org International Program Manager, April Davies; charity: water East Africa Water Program Officer Wanja Laiboni; and representatives from Water for People and Whole World. Hosting the hangout will be viral video comedian, Justine Ezarik (aka iJustine).

The Google+ hangout will be broadcast live by the Google for Nonprofits Google+ account at ow.ly/iZCdj, and viewers are encouraged to weigh in on the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #WorldWaterDay2013.

We’ll see you there!

Photo: Children in Ethiopia | Mom Bloggers for Social Good/ Jennifer James