Why does Arc Solutions choose to focus on the issue of water when there are so many needs in a place like Somalia? Water is a basic part of life that 783 million people lack. From drinking, cooking, washing; water is essential for life. The lack of water in some areas causes great conflict. It also requires women and children to journey for hours of their day to collect water. This is time that could be spent in school or work. Waterborne disease kills more people in the world than conflict. The issue of clean water is a basic need.