Water is Life
March 23, 2011
Water is Life. March 22 is World Water Day.
3 quick true and false questions.
True or False…
- According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, improved sanitation could save the lives of 1.5 million children per year who would otherwise succumb to diarrheal diseases . True
- Water and sanitation interventions are cost effective, and demonstrate to produce economic benefits ranging from US$5 to US$46 per US$1 invested. True
- Asian Outreach do not have any water and sanitation projects in Asia. False
Asian Outreach has been providing bio-sand water filters and latrines in a small scale in Lvea Em Cambodia for a number of years. AOC (Asian Outreach Cambodia) operates by means of an agreement with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and in Nov 2008 formed a partnership with Samaritans Purse Canada to provide sustainable water and sanitation solutions for the people of Lvea Em. Over the next three years this project plans to target all fifteen communes of Lvea Em district.
At the same time, AOC is now in the process of developing a Water and Sanitation pilot program for the households in Thala Barivat in the Northern Cambodia district of Stung Treng. This will give AOC a vital link into developing relationships with the people from all sections of the communities and within this strategic province.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org should you like to learn more about our water and sanitation projects in Cambodia - join us in saving lives. Check out www.asianoutreach.ca and www.aocam.org for more information about Asian Outreach.
Stats for water and sanitation can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/global/wash_statistics.html#five and info on World Water Day http://www.worldwaterday.org/
Today, remember the importance of clean water and try to make some steps towards helping others obtain safe water for their families.