10.24.2007 - WaterAid Receives Emmy Award Nomination for Online Video also Screened at The Police Concerts Worldwide...
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Public and Community Services Award/Broadband.
WaterAid (WA) has been nominated for a Public and Community Service Emmy Award in the broadband category by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a public service announcement currently screening at The Police concerts during the band's
The short film was created by Crossroads Cinema and Chris Wangro for WaterAid, the world's leading NGO dedicated exclusively to addressing the global safe water and sanitation crisis. The film seeks to educate viewers about the world's water crisis and the work Wateraid and its partners do in 17 of the world's poorest countries to address it.
On February 12, 2007 The Police announced they would support WaterAid by donating a portion of the proceeds from their worldwide tour to WaterAid. This support continues to help generate public awareness and funds to address the global water and sanitation crisis. To complement this effort, the short film was produced to screen at concert venues around the world just prior to the band's taking the stage.
Emmy winners will be presented with their award at a luncheon ceremony on Friday, November 9th at the Princeton Club in New York City.
To view the film please go to: http://www.wateraid.org/usa/about_us/newsroom/5546.asp
About WaterAid: WaterAid is the world's leading independent non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to working with people in the world's poorest countries to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. Founded in 1981, it operates in 17 countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific region and has helped more than 11 million people gain access to safe water through low-cost, sustainable projects that can be locally managed and maintained. With a goal of expanding operations to assist 1.3 million people to gain access to safe water and 1.5 million people to gain sanitation this fiscal year, it has earned a worldwide reputation for its effectiveness and leadership and garnered numerous national and international awards, including the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize.
For more information about WaterAid America please visit