Our Impact

Since 2011 waterkiosk foundation has made safe drinking water available to 56 schools, 3 hospitals and 16 rural communities. More than 60’000 children and adults benefit continuously from these installations.

In 2016 waterkiosk foundation expects to provide safe drinking water to an additional 20’000 people.

This will bring the total number of beneficiaries to 80’000 by the end of 2016.

Water-Crisis

The water-crisis is one of the biggest problems mankind is facing today:

  • Every year more than two million people die from water-borne diseases, caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites.*
  • This equals to 5000 people per day, of which 90% are children less than five years.
  • Lack of access to clean drinking water is the second biggest killer of children on a global level.
  • 2.6 billion people have no access to potable water, or to an appropriate sanitation system (latrines, washing-stations)
  • 50% of the population of the developing world is suffering from a water-borne or sanitation related illness.
  • Improved water and sanitation have been demonstrated to lead to significant reductions in morbidity and mortality with almost immediate impact.
  • The estimated return on every dollar invested in improved water and sanitation is US$7 – $34.**

In this context the WaterKiosk Foundation aims to create better access to safe drinking water with an innovative concept and a sustainable technology.

Technologies

Learn more about the water treatment technologies SoWaDis and SuMeWa.

 

References:

* UNESCO & WWAP, The 1st UN World Water Development Report: Water for People, Water for Life. 2003 (pdf file, 740 Ko)

** www.waterhealth.com

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