World Water Day: How water can transform societies and economies



This Tuesday, 22 March, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) will join the United Nations World Water Day, which emphasises the importance of freshwater and sanitation in transforming societies and economies while improving livelihoods.

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NRS International’s subsidiary NRS Relief is proud to be named as one of the dedicated partners of AIDF’s World Water Day campaign. To mark this special day and to provide people in need with affordable access to clean water, NRS Relief offers its water buckets and jerry cans as the ideal solution for water storage and distribution for families living in camps.

Providing affordable means to clean water

To date, NRS Relief has a total of 50,000 14L Pura™ Water Bucket (Oxfam/ICRC/UNHCR Standard), 50,000 Aquatainer™ 10L Collapsible (UNHCR Standard) , and 50,000 Aquatainer™ 20L Collapsible (ICRC/IFRC Standard) units in stock.

If you would like to receive a quotation including delivery costs, please contact sales@nrs-international.com.

Water and sanitation are crucial for ensuring effective health response during emergency situations

Between 1990 and 2015, 2.6 billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, however 700 million people still do not have access to clean and safe water.

The 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report estimates that some 2 billion people require access to improved sanitation, with girls and women especially disadvantaged. Despite progress, 2.4 billion are still using unimproved sanitation facilities, including 946 million people who are still practicing open defecation. Many developing countries are in water stress hotspots, and likely to be hit hardest by climate change. At the same time, demand for water is soaring, especially in emerging economies where agriculture, industry, and cities are developing at a fast pace. ​

Addressing challenges of access to safe drinking water and sanitation, water quality and safety, as well as examining solutions for water treatment and waste water management in rural areas and during crisis are the focus of the vital panel discussion on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Innovations & Good Practice at the upcoming AIDF Asia Summit at the UNCC Bangkok, Thailand.

To read the full article published on AIDF’s website, click here.

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