Our meter reading on World Water Day 2021
As every year, we are announcing our meter reading on World Water Day this year.
How many liters of clean drinking water have we been able to realize since our start?
2020 was of course all about the Corona crisis. This makes it clear once again how important access to clean drinking water and hygiene is. Because how should you wash your hands without water or soap?
We are pleased that, despite the enormous impact of Covid-19 on our hospitality ambassadors in particular, we have been able to make a major contribution to our mission: clean drinking water for everyone.
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.
Also during the lockdown, several new ambassadors have joined who will now or soon make their contribution to clean drinking water for everyone. They also know where to find us abroad thanks to Bottle Up and Castalie for example.
We are therefore looking forward to a very nice 2021 in which we will increase our meter reading faster than ever. But first: thank you for your huge contribution so far on behalf of the entire team and board!
litres of clean drinking water
people got access
thanks to this much ambassadors
tons of CO2 saved
How much is that exactly?
8 billion litres sounds like a lot of water, but how much is it really? Converted it means that we: provide 109,581 people with 20 litres of water per day for at least 10 years or longer.
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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