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“The human right to water entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses”General Comment No. 15 (2002): The Right to Water. <br />
UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s)<br />By including water supply, sanitation and hygiene in the MDG’s, the world community has acknowledged the importance of their promotion as development interventions and has set a series of goals and targets.<br />Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability<br />Target 9: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and program and reverse the loss of environmental resources. <br />Target 10: <br />Halve by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. <br />Integrate sanitation into water resources management strategies. <br />
Access to safe water supply in Africa<br /><ul><li>In 2002, 1.1 billion people lacked access to improved water sources, which represented 17% of the global population.
In sub-Saharan Africa, 42% of the population is still without improved water.
In order to meet the water supply MDG target, an additional 260 000 people per day up to 2015 should gain access to improved water sources. </li></li></ul><li> Contaminated and diseased water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. <br /> Many people in the developing world, usually women and children, walk more than three hours every day to fetch water that is likely to make them sick. Those hours are crucial, preventing many from working or attending school. <br /> Additionally, collecting water puts them at greater risk of sexual harassment and assault. Children are especially vulnerable to the consequences of unsafe water. <br /> Of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation, 90% are children under 5 years old.<br />
"Water and Sanitation is one of the primary drivers of public health. I often refer to it as “Health 101”, which means that once we can secure access to clean water and to adequate sanitation facilities for all people, irrespective of the difference in their living conditions, a huge battle against all kinds of diseases will be won." Dr LEE Jong-wook, Director-General, World Health Organization.<br />
The SkyHydrant water purification unit is intended for affordable community water supply or disaster relief applications for production of potable water. <br />It operates under as little as one 300 mm of gravity head and without the need for an electrical power supply. The units can be a single stand alone installation or manifolded together for higher capacity <br />The SkyHydrant process combines microfiltration for primary disinfection and particulate removal with chlorine disinfection to produce a safe supply of water from the majority of fresh surface and ground waters. <br />The system membrane sub-module is robust, cleanable and long lasting. All operating and membrane cleaning functions are simple and manual.<br />
Recently, Vision Africa Australia donated four SkyHydrants for use in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Western Uganda. Pictured here are local contractors and GTZ water engineer installing and testing the water quality after the raw water has filtered through a SkyHydrant. Microbiology test came back all clear to confirm that filtered water was now safe for human consumption.<br />
THE DIFFERENCE IS CLEAR!<br />Raw source water from Lake Nakivale is on the left and clean SkyHydrant filtered water is on the right. <br />
Global 2000(2010) International in partnership with Vision Africa Australia is installing 200 SkyHydrants in Africa by the end of 2009 which will provide uninterrupted access to clean and safe drinking water to more than 200,000 people living in rural areas of Uganda, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.<br />
You can be the agent of change and transform the lives of 1000 people by providing each one of them with 20 litres of life giving clean and safe drinking water every day!Act today and contact us directly to change people’s lives forever!<br />
$6000 PAYS FOR THE PURCHASE, SHIPPING, INSTALLATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ONE SKYHDRANT IN AFRICA<br />ONE SKYHYDRANT WILL PROVIDE 1000 PEOPLE PER DAY WITH 20 LITRES OF CLEAN AND SAFE WATER EVERY DAY<br />