X-Men star Famke Janssen is taking on a new role – not in a Hollywood film but as a Water Ambassador for an NGO, the Green Cross International.
The Dutch-born actress, who has previously served as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, will help promote awareness about water conservation around the world.
Ms Janssen said: “Water is the source of all life but I fear it will be the source of future conflicts if we do not act now to conserve the planet’s reservoirs of water and find ways to share it fairly among all people.”
Green Cross work includes providing safe drinking water and sanitation. Its president, Alexander Likhotal, said Ms Janssen’s support “will help shift people’s attitudes towards better preservation and sharing of this
most valuable of natural resources.”