According to WaterAid 768 million people in the world do not have safe drinking water and almost 2,000 children each day die from water-borne diseases. WaterAid works around the world with local people to create safe water supplies and sanitation in ways that are appropriate to local conditions. I know that I take water and sanitation for granted; I turn on the tap, water comes out and I drink it. Waste water disappears down the drains and I know that it will be reprocessed for use without being contaminated en route. In the UK people do not die from water-borne disease but in many parts of the world water, which should be life giving, is one of the main disease vectors. This is why the work of WaterAid is so important.