Nearly 6,000 people - mainly children - die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water.

Almost 50% of the world’s population do not have access to clean and safe water.

Lack of clean and safe water has an enormous negative impact on thousands of communities and millions of people.

Water borne diseases causing diarrhoea kill more children in Sub-Saharan Africa than HIV/AIDS, measles and malaria combined.

Nearly 6,000 people - mainly children - die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water. People ingest water borne parasites and can suffer from chronic parasitic diseases such as bilharzia. These chronic diseases cause fatigue, reducing productivity and therefore have an impact on economic development.

Water collection is often the task of children and keeps them out of school as the least contaminated water can be many kilometres away from home. Children also collect firewood which takes up even more of their school time.

Clean and safe water keeps forests intact! In many communities, most of the firewood is used to sterilise water. By having access to clean and safe water, the rate of deforestation is reduced. Fewer fires sterilising water can lead to huge reductions in carbon emissions.

An excellent example of the environmental impact of this type of project can be seen at: www.carbonforwaterfilm.com