SUSTAINABLE WATER SOLUTIONS

 


Worldwaterworks Limited was established to provide a means of purifying contaminated water in the early aftermath of natural or manmade disasters. The Water-Survival Box was designed to meet that need and to supply a family of four with clean water for up to one year. Thereafter in most cases local communities are able to revert to their previous sources of safe water supply. However, where this is not possible a new solution must be found. Examples of this are the sinking of boreholes to access clean water from subterranean aquifers, construction of sand dams, etc. Through our increasing network of contacts we are identifying communities in need of more sustainable solutions to the provision of clean water. At the 2010 Annual General Meeting of Worldwaterworks Limited the trustees agreed to expand their remit to allow funds to be used for sustainable solutions as well as the provision of disaster relief.

Examples of our activity in this area are shown in this section of the website: 

Uganda, in partnership with the Nile Vocational Institute and the Rotary Club of the Source of the Nile, Jinja – support for a pilot vocational training course in water management for young Ugandans culminating in the construction of a village tube well. This course could become a regular feature of the Institute’s curriculum and has the potential to be rolled out across Uganda and beyond.
Sri Lanka in partnership with the Fondation Suisse de Deminage – support for a mine-clearance team working in the north of the country to clear unexploded ordnance and other debris of war from family and community wells so that returning refugees could access clean water and reoccupy the villages they had been forced to flee from up to 25 years previously.
Horn of Africa in partnership with Save The Children – a possible long-term supply of Water-Survival Boxes in N E Kenya to improve the quality of water available to communities living in the Districts bordering Ethopia and Somalia and the refugees from both countries as they travel through the area en route to the refugee camps at Dadaab.
Report from, Save the Children