Water-related diseases cause millions of deaths annually. Water scarcity and the global water crisis are life-threatening conditions. A lack of safe drinking water, pervasive disease, and substandard sanitation are known as the global water crisis. Implications of the global water crisis include concerns related to education, economics, politics, health, gender equality, and human rights. Among the most active means of responding to the global water crisis include efforts by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), not-for-profit groups, concerned independent citizens, social activists, and artists who produce and distribute silver enhanced point of use ceramic water filters manufactured from local materials. The water filters are one of a few affordable responses to water borne disease.