Low-cost innovations forwater and sanitationInnoWater, Wageningen, October 17th, 2012Sander de Haas
introduction |problems | innovations| conclusionIntroductionSander de Haas, hydrogeologist at PWN Water SupplyCompany North-Holland.Co-founder of the SamSamWater Foundation.http://www.samsamwater.comVolunteered in water projects inKenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Somalia
introduction |problems | innovations| conclusionIntroductionSamSamWater Foundation:• Advice & information for water & sanitation projects• Share knowledge and information“SamSamWater Foundation aims to increase the number ofpeople in developing countries with sustainable and reliableaccess to water and sanitation.”All information (presentation, hyperlinks, etc.) will bepresented tomorrow on our website:http://www.samsamwater.com/innowater
introduction |problems | innovations| conclusionProblems•More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million - donthave access to improved water sources.•2.6 billion people lack improved sanitation facilities, andover 780 million people still use unsafe drinking watersources.
introduction |problems | innovations| conclusionProblems• Every day almost 10,000 children under the age of 5 diebecause of water related diseases. “Washing hands with soap can reduce the risk of diarrheal diseases by up to 47 per cent” Source: WHO
introduction |problems | innovations| conclusionProblems• Children are denied their right to education because: o their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities – particularly girls –. o they are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water.
introduction |problems | innovations| summary| conclusionProblems Lack of sanitation and safe/reliable drinking water are linked in many ways