WATERisLIFE STANDS WITH WASH.
When it comes to the resolving the World Water Crisis there’s one elite approach: WASH. Implemented by UNICEF, the term WASH stands for a set of three interrelated initiatives:
- Water: Helping communities source accessible and safe drinking water.
- Sanitation: Working with human waste processes and basic access to proper toilets. Sanitation ensures an end to “open defecation” and harmful contact between people and waste.
- Hygiene: In order to prevent the spread of disease, hygiene teaches basic but necessary self-care education like hand-washing.
The most important tenet of WASH is that you can’t have one component without the other two. For example, if there aren’t proper toilets and waste procedures (Sanitation), there’s a good chance public water sources (Water) will be contaminated. In order for a community to solve their water crisis, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene must be equally present.
WATERisLIFE uses WASH as a foundation for each of our projects. Check out what we’re doing to tackle Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene.
We have partnered with Innovative H2o to implement SunSpring systems around the world.
WATERisLIFE new Clean Sip Straw Filters
This filter is a portable water purifier, which can be used in any water source to provide clean and safe drinking water.
Bucket Filter Systems
This is the simplest form of water filtration and can filter waterborne bacteria out of 5,000 gallons of water.
The Drinkable Book
This book provides water, sanitation, and hygiene education, and each page is a water filter.
WATERisLIFE uses varying type of drill rigs, depending on the area’s geology and accessibility:
At this stage, many areas of the developing world rely on a hand pump as the main water supply.