Nearly 1 billion people in the world do not have access to potable water and over 2.5 billion people lack proper sanitation. Clean water shortages and contaminated water sources are two leading causes of illness and death worldwide due to waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid and parasite infections.
Water for Humans is a nonprofit social venture enterprise working to bring reliable sanitation and clean drinking water to under served communities worldwide. Water for Humans accomplishes this through its collaboration with local communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), social entrepreneurs, universities, and governments. Through these partnerships, Water for Humans ensures that people in need have access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation. Our clean water solutions also stimulate local economies and protect local water assets.
What Water for Humans Does
Water for Humans recognizes the importance of ensuring dependable sanitation and safe drinking water today and in the future. We work to eliminate contamination by creating sustainable solutions to wastewater treatment and management. We also implement techniques to increase clean water resources and reduce black water through permaculture methods, education and public awareness. Our initial project is intended to build support for watershed restoration, and engage communities in restoring and preserving their regional watersheds and water delivery infrastructures.
How Water for Humans Works
Water for Humans teams up with local and international NGOs (Nongovernmental Organizations), universities and governments to improve public health and reduce disease. We facilitate the use of constructed wetlands for sewage treatment to eliminate black water contamination while providing safe water for irrigation and aquaculture. We support other alternative technology solutions to secure safe household water, such as point-of-use water filters and clean water kiosks. These community based solutions include the following potential social ventures: aquaculture, composting latrines, cooking stoves, solar hot water, solar electricity and rainwater catchment.
The cooperative design and direction team is a joint effort between community members and professional advisors--both local and international. Within Mexico, we have gained reliable financial and technical support from the State and Federal Water Commissions and Rotary International chapters.
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