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World Water Day 2018 - what are we doing to help?

Today (22 March) is World Water Day, a poignant time when people all over the world are raising awareness about the importance of water and how we can solve the global water crisis.

Here at Water-to-Go, we know all about the importance of water and want everyone to see the benefits of drinking plenty of it. Water is the key to life as every system in our body depends on it. However, it is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.

The problem is that there are many people around the world who do not have the luxury of safe, clean water on their doorstep like us in the developed world. Today, around 1.9 billion people live in areas where water is already scarce and 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

In 2015, UN Member States adopted the historic 2030 Agenda, setting 17 universal and transformative goals, and committing to working tirelessly for their full implementation. Goal 6 is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

The United Nations has long been addressing the global crisis caused by unsafe water and sanitation and growing demands on the world’s water resources to meet human, economic and environmental needs. According to them, the answer is in nature.

A major part of the solution is to produce less pollution and improve the way we manage wastewater. We have heard it before but a circular economy is imperative to the sustainability of the planet.

A more circular and therefore more sustainable economy requires us to value wastewater for its potential, rather than discard or ignore it. More than just an alternative source of water, safe wastewater management could help protect our ecosystems and give us energy, nutrients and other recoverable materials.

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It is crucial that we make safe, clean water for health and sanitation universally available all over the world and this starts with addressing how wastewater is managed according to the UN. If we don't do this, people will continue to be drinking contaminated water and putting themselves at risk of serious illnesses.

Globally, 80% of wastewater flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused, contributing to a situation where around 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

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If these people had a Water-to-Go bottle, they wouldn’t be at risk to these illnesses such as cholera and polio. Our unique 3-in-1 filter technology eliminates well in excess of 99.9% of microbiological contaminants including viruses and bacteria from any non-salt water source in the world.

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Water-to-Go are currently working with The Hunger Project - a global NGO who are committed to the sustainable end of world hunger and poverty by 2030 in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals. One of the main aspects of their work is to ensure the communities have access to safe, clean water in order to improve health, sanitation and hygiene. As a result, this allows the community to become self-sufficient which is ultimately the main aim of these programs. These people are able to go to school, to work and essentially establish a sustainable life in which they then turn providers for people in need. They become the agents of their own development and make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty.

So far, we have managed to raise $16,500 USD to The Hunger Project from our most recent campaign and now we are looking to enter new markets with them, starting soon in Germany.

Have a look at our project in more detail.

The human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation are a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous & sustainable world. Ending poverty and relieving world hunger begins with water. It is fundamental to our being and is imperative to our sustainable future.

Water-to-Go are also delighted to be working with Explore - an award-winning tour company who specialises in small group adventure holidays and travel tours for every kind of customer. We are helping them raise funds for the incredible work that they and the charities they support do around the world. Explore are very proud to support Toilet Twinning and their inspirational work. This fantastic charity is raising funds to enable people living in poor communities to have clean water, a decent toilet, and to learn about hygiene. Explore have also partnered up with Send a Cow who work in Africa to provide families with much needed support such as seeds, livestock and practical training.

Explore are thrilled to have found an innovative product that we can confidently recommend to our customers keeping them safe, whilst reducing our environmental impact in destination and, more specifically, the use of plastic water bottles. As a responsible company partnering with Water-to-Go is a really positive step toward making a change.

Explore

So this World Water Day, remember that there are many people around the world who don't have access to safe, clean water and think about what you can do to help. Here are some interesting ideas from UN Environment.

Water-to-Go is a sustainable solution to plastic pollution and the global water crisis. We are looking to work further with these organisations and other charities and businesses to help as many people in the world access clean water.

Every person in the world needs clean, contamination-free water to survive. At Water-to-Go we want to give the World safe, clean water that they can afford. We also want to help put an end to the damage to the planet created by plastic waste.

Our technology is simple and easy to use and with the correct distribution, we can help counter the impact on some of the World’s most horrific water borne diseases. Whilst fulfilling this aim, we can help minimize the damage done to the environment from single-use plastic bottles.

We work together with organisations that share our aims and goals and together we can change the world, one bottle, one person at a time.

Do you share our vision and goals? If so, please get in contact as we would love to hear from you.

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