The 2009 Twestival brought together 202 cities around the world for one cause. Clean and safe drinking water. Led by organizer Amanda Rose, an astonishing $250,000 was raised - 100% of that money going directly to the projects. charity: water staff flew to Ethiopia weeks later to drill the first well, and connect the Twitter community with the people they served. The following four videos were sent via satellite from the field.


 


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About the Twestival.
On 12 February 2009, 200+ international cities hosted a Twestival (Twitter + festival) to bring Twitter communities together to raise money for charity: water. The Twestival raised $250,000+ and brought worldwide public awareness to the global water crisis. On 11 April charity: water will drill the first Twestival well, posting videos of the progress.


Scroll over each icon to see the projected amount raised in your currency.

Tweet the facts:
Women in Africa spend 15-17 hrs/week collecting water.
Each American uses enough water to fill 1600 glasses a day.
Around 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation.
Nearly 14,980 gallons of water per household in the U.S. leak down the drain unused.
50% of all schools in the world don't have freshwater or adequate sanitation.
Tweet about the live drill:
See where the money went. Watch as the first Twestival well is drilled via satellite from Ethiopia.
The Twestival brought 202 cities together to give people clean water. See what happens next.
Watch online as charitywater drills a well with the Twestival money in Ethiopia on April 11th.
A billion lack access to clean water. Thanks to the Twestival, that number is smaller.
Questions about what it's like to live without clean water? charity: water answers from Ethiopia.
Find how much your city raised.
Adelaide $1,505.00
Amman $0.00
Amsterdam $3,670.00
Anaheim $125.00
Arad Romania $24.00
Asheville $3,352.00
Athens, Greece $107.00
Atlanta $345.00
Auckland $130.07
Augusta $10.00
Austin, TX $6,995.00
Baltimore $166.00
Bangalore $117.82
Bangkok $81.00
Barcelona $1,487.44
Baton Rouge $0.00
Bauru, Brazil $100.00
Beijing $82.00
Beirut $200.00
Belfast $627.00
Berlin $335.00
Belo Horizonte $0.00
Bethlehem $0.00
Birmingham $2,236.00
Boca Raton, FL $0.00
Bogota $150.00
Boston $3,855.00
Bremen $101.02
Brighton $3,803.42
Brisbane $3,498.00
Bristol $2,152.00
Brussels $3,058.27
Bucharest $1,250.00
Buenos Aires $465.00
Calgary $785.00
Campinas $260.00
Cape Town $20.00
Cardiff $0.00
Charlotte $2,347.00
Charlottesville VA $1,091.05
Chennai $0.00
Chicago $250.00
Chisinau, Moldova $0.00
Christchurch $7.22
Clermont Ferrand $720.78
Cleveland $1,440.00
Cluj-Napoca, Romania $358.40
College Station, TX $0.00
Columbia MO $156.00
Columbus OH $60.00
Copenhagen $1,900.23
Cornwall $851.76
Curitiba $210.00
Dallas, TX $2,530.00
Delhi $10.00
Denver, Co $2,446.00
Des Moines $225.00
Detroit $4,096.00
Dhaka, Bangladesh $0.00
Doha, Qatar $503.00
Dubai $400.00
Dublin $1,427.50
Durham $0.00
Edinburgh $5,282.10
Edmonton $814.26
Fargo $540.00
Florianópolis $140.00
Frankfurt $672.56
Galway Ireland $357.16
Galati, Romania $0.00
Galveston, TX $0.00
Glasgow $85.30
Gothenburg $133.60
Guayaquil $0.00
Halifax $95.00
Hamburg $0.00
Hampton Roads, VA $0.00
Hannover $0.00
Helsinki $0.00
Hong Kong $4,649.79
Honolulu $4,667.77
Houston $930.00
Hyderabad, India $0.00
Indianapolis $165.00
Iowa City $238.00
Istanbul $455.00
Ithaca $0.00
Jerusalem $606.35
Johannesburg $516.81
Kansas City $3,269.22
Karlsruhe $0.00
Kelowna $152.82
Kolkata $0.00
Lafayette $35.00
Lagos $0.00
Lakewood Ohio $0.00
Las Vegas $2,805.00
Lecce $0.00
Leeds $1,182.09
Lille $378.48
Lima, Peru $616.39
Linköping $0.00
Lisbon $0.00
Liverpool $795.00
London $8,151.99
Los Angeles $19,546.20
Lucknow, India $0.00
Lusaka $0.00
Madison, WI $0.00
Madrid $169.74
Malé, Maldives $0.00
Malmö, Sweden $0.00
Manchester $6,450.37
Mannheim $0.00
Mar del Plata $110.00
Medellin $0.00
Melbourne $86.10
Memphis $45.00
Mendoza, Argentina $0.00
Mexico City $872.50
Miami $280.00
Milwaukee $35.00
Minneapolis $650.00
Moncton $305.00
Montclair NJ $0.00
Monterrey $42.21
Montreal $786.98
Moscow $20.00
Mumbai $40.00
Munich $424.64
Nashville $2,288.00
New Jersey-Montclair $0.00
New Orleans $5.00
New York $24,655.00
Newcastle $387.00
Nizamabad, India $0.00
Norrköping $345.59
Nottingham $352.65
Ottawa $1,916.65
Oxford $255.90
Paris $262.61
Passo Fundo, Brazil $0.00
Philadelphia $1,741.00
Phoenix $4,725.00
Pittsburgh $410.00
Portland $280.00
Porto Alegre $0.00
Quezon City, Philippines $0.00
Quito $0.00
Raleigh $1,104.00
Reading $379.88
Recife $0.00
Reykjavik $0.00
Richmond, VA $515.00
Rio de Janeiro $1,290.00
Riyadh $20.00
Rochester $2,690.00
Rome $62.83
Rosario, Argentina $0.00
Saint Petersburg $0.00
San Diego $350.00
San Francisco $2,823.00
San Jose, CA $75.00
Santa Barbara $0.00
Santiago $0.00
São Paulo $80.00
Savannah $20.00
Seattle $3,361.50
Second Life $100.00
Shanghai $265.00
Somers, CT $0.00
Southeast Iowa $60.00
South Padre $0.00
Springfield MA $20.00
Stockholm $1,165.57
Stoke $369.64
Sydney $946.00
Taipei $20.00
Tampa $55.00
Tel Aviv $35.00
Temuco Chile $0.00
Tokyo $890.27
Toronto $5,988.98
Traverse City $0.00
Vancouver $2,311.28
Vienna $706.26
Washington $1,141.00
Wellington $0.00
Wichita KS $0.00
Wilmington $690.00
Würzburg $0.00
Other $550.00