19 Sep '11, 8am

[Causes] Asia Water-for-Life Project To Provide Safe Water For 100,000 Across Asia

[Causes] Asia Water-for-Life Project To Provide Safe Water For 100,000 Across Asia

900 million people in the world lack access to safe drinking water. Of this, 54-percent, or 480 million people, live in the Asia-Pacific region. But some help is coming – the Asia Water-for-Life Project aims to provide the daily drinking water needs of 100,000 people across six countries. The project, a collaboration between Planet Water , J.P. Morgan , and Sesame Workshop , seeks to deliver clean, safe water and provide education on water-health and hygiene to disadvantaged communities in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia (Sabah) and the Philippines. With funding of US$1 million in grants from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation , the ambitious project will deploy Planet Water Aqua Towers , each able to produce up to 10,000 liters of clean water per day and support the daily drinking water requirements of 1,000 people. The project will focus on schools in rural vill...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/09/19/causes-asia-water...

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