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Safe Water Partnerships

Access to safe water is essential for life itself. Sadly, more than 1.1 billion people (one sixth of the world's population) rely on unsafe water from rivers, lakes and open wells to meet their daily household needs. Every year, infectious diarrhea spread by contaminated water kills nearly two million people, mostly children under five years old.

At the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, the global community committed to halve by 2015 the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

To help achieve these critical goals, the World Chlorine Council (WCC) and its member organizations have long worked collaboratively with governmental and non-governmental organizations to support sustainable water initiatives. These projects employ cost-effective chlorine-based materials, including disinfectants and PVC pipe, to help prevent diseases, improve quality of life and promote sustainable development around the globe.

Currently, WCC's Safe Water Partnerships include three programs:

  • WAWI - West Africa Water Initiative - WAWI is a multi-partner alliance focused on sustainable water supply and water resources management in Ghana, Mali and Niger. WCC is donating PVC pipe and other materials for water supply projects.
  • International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage - The World Health Organization (WHO) leads a growing group of organizations, including the WCC, to promote point-of-use disinfection in homes and safe storage to improve drinking water quality at the household level.
  • Disaster Relief - In the wake of flooding or other natural disasters, providing access to safe drinking water is critical to reducing the risk of outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. WCC members have a long standing partnership the American Red Cross to help meet this critical need.




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