Clean Water and Sanitation Challenge

Clean Water and SanitationGlobal Challenge #6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

Background

Access to clean water and safe sanitation are essential to human and to environmental health. Effective creation and management of freshwater systems are necessary to a sustainable environment and economic prosperity. For many in rural areas, fresh, clean water is the difference between a decent life, poverty, hunger, malnutrition and cleanliness.

Water

  • 844 Million people lack even a basic drinking-water system
  • 159 million people are dependent on surface water as a source
  • More than 2 billion people worldwide are living in areas with excess water stress, meaning the total freshwater withdrawn exceeds 25% of the renewable freshwater available.
  • Northern Africa and Western Asia have water stress levels of over 60%, which indicates a strong possibility of scarcity in the future.
  • By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water stressed areas.
  • More than 40% of the global population faces water scarcity or future insecurity.
  • Figure is expected to increase over the years due to climate change
  • At least 2 billion people use a drinking water source that is contaminated with feces
  • Contaminated water is estimated to cause over 500,000 deaths per year.

Sanitation

  • Low and middle income countries reported that 38% of health care facilities lack an improved water source, 19% do not have improved sanitation and 35% lack water and soap for washing hands and body.
  • 2.4 billion people live without access to safe and improved sanitation facilities such as toilets
  • 892 million people defecate in the open such as street gutters, bushes or in open bodies of water
  • At least 10% of the world’s population consumes food irrigated by potentially contaminated waste water
  • Insufficient sanitation and hygiene is estimated to cause 280,000 deaths annually.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa reported 15% of the population now has access to sanitation facilities. This is an all time high for the region.

 

Here are some innovations happening around the world to make water more accessible to all:

Fog Catchers:

Clean WaterMesh nets put high up in the mountains catch fog and moisture in the air. It is estimated that over 6,300 litres can be harvested a day. This simple yet useful  innovation is currently in use throughout Peru, Chile, Morocco and California. In 2016, the non-profit responsible, Dar Si Hmad won the UN’s Momentum To Change Award.

 

 

 

 

 

Water Is Life:

Clean WaterThese books were made by the Non-Profit Water Is Life. The book contains pages that outline clean water and sanitation basics, while also being useable as a water filter. Each book contains enough filters to supply the reader with clean water for four years.  It purifies 99.9% of the water of all bacteria. It’s currently being distributed in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and a Persian Farsi version is being created.

 

 

The Clean Water Challenge

The UNESCO goal is to ensure clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities for all by 2030. Many innovations have already been made to provide proper water and sanitations especially to those in the developing world. Prepr can help you create a solution and ensure every global citizen has access to clean water and sanitation. 

TAKE THE CHALLENGE

co-Learn the PIE method and build a team, choose a challenge that you’re passionate about and apply PIE to co-Solve and co-Create projects with impact. Build your portfolio and tap into your infinite learning potential.

REQUIREMENTS

-Prepr Challenge Kit

WHAT WILL YOU GET

-Receive a Prepr Certificate in Problem Solving with PIE 

second and third place trophy and bragging rights

-Build your professional portfolio

-Win prizes, giveaways and more…

DEADLINE

May 1, 2019

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WATER CHALLENGE

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