Meanwhile thousands of WADIs can be found around the global south, assisting people every day in simple and effective access to clean drinking water. Through our close cooperation with local partner organisations that help to deliver the WADI to the places where it is needed most, we know first hand about the positive impact clean drinking water can have on people’s quality of life and this does not just apply to the local population.
In addition to the decisive reduction of incidences of mortality and sickness, practising water purification with the WADI can also have strong economic and ecological components. Poverty and contaminated water tend to go hand in hand. Less water borne diseases with the WADI means less expenditure on medicine and doctors, less lost days of work, less time spent on looking for firewood to satisfy boiling the daily need for drinking water and less deforestation and CO2 emissions. Providing clean drinking water with the WADI can therefore not only leverage people to climb out oft the poverty trap, but also help to preserve the living ecosystems on which we all depend.
We thank all our partner organisations for the advancement and implementation of the targets that we have set ourselves with the WADI. It is their tireless efforts that are turning our ideas and hopes into reality.