10 billion litres on World Water Day 2022?

10 billion litres on World Water Day 2022?

As every year, we will also announce our meter reading on World Water Day this year. Have we reached the magical limit of 10 billion liters of clean drinking water despite the various lockdowns?

The past year

Unfortunately, 2021 was also weighed down by the Coronacrisis, which particularly meant that our ambassadors in the catering could donate less. Nevertheless, we were able to invest as much in our projects as in 2020!

Fortunately, the negative impact on our water projects has remained very limited and behind the scenes we have been able to spend our time well by working on various new developments such as deposit deposit at Schiphol and the Bottle Made Blue.

We look forward to 2022 without lockdowns in which we continue to grow internationally with international ambassadors such as CWS, Castalie en Kenter.

10 billion litres?

Have we reached the magical 10 billion litre mark? Yes! If we add up all donations up to and including World Water Day, March 22, we come out slightly higher than 10 billion litres of clean drinking water and we are proud of that!

This impressive milestone has been reached thanks to the contribution of more than 400 ambassadors. These are companies that balance their water savings or consumption in our programOne litre for one litre, but also many entrepreneurs in hospitality that serve the best water for the world.

We also take into account various water dispensers in offices and all donations connected to our reusable bottles. Finally also more and more consumers donatie clean drinking water via our site or public water taps for example. 

10,022,178,235

litres of clean drinking water

137,290

people got access

400+

thanks to this much ambassadors

70,155

tons of CO2 saved

How much is that exactly?

10 billion litres sounds like a lot of water, but how much is it really? Converted it means that we: provide 137,290 people with 20 litres of water per day for at least 10 years or longer. That is more than the inhabitants of Zwolle, Leiden or Maastricht, for example.

That is enough for a person in a developing country to drink, cook and wash safely. We base ourselves on a standard of the United Nations. That 20 litres is really the minimum because in fact 50 to 100 liters of water would be needed to stay healthy and safe.

In our projects we calculate in practice the number of people that will have access to water and multiply this by the standard of 20 litres. In practice we make many more litres available.

For 10 years?

We calculate with 10 years of access, but we do everything we can to make that in practice perhaps 100 years. For example, for every project we provide a maintenance committee with members from the local community and people often have to pay a small contribution so that they can save for maintenance and repairs.

We choose to work in relatively stable regions where there are no conflicts that could threaten the water supply. We also include a risk margin in our calculations in the unlikely event that something should go wrong.

Contribute to our mission too

You can also contribute to our mission: clean drinking water for all.
That can be done in many more ways than you think, for example simply by shopping.
Or go out for dinner and have a glass of water.


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