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Sauberes Trinkwasser, Kambodscha

Sauberes Trinkwasser verbessert die Gesundheit in ländlichen Regionen Kambodschas


Rund ein Drittel der Bevölkerung Kambodschas hat keinen Zugang zu sauberem Trinkwasser. Die Gesundheit von über einer Milliarde Menschen ist weltweit bedroht, weil sie verunreinigtes Wasser aus Flüssen oder Teichen trinken müssen. Mit dezentralisierter Wasseraufbereitung kann dieses Problem bekämpft werden.

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Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung

Good Health and Well-Being

800,000 people

provided with access to affordable, clean water, lowering the risk of disease

Clean Water and Sanitation

300,000 school children

have access to safe water

Decent work and economic growth

890 jobs

created in rural communities, boosting local economies

Climate Action

15,000 tonnes of CO2e

avoided on average annually by removing the need to boil water to purify it

The Solution

Wasseraufbereitungsanlagen in ländlichen Regionen sorgen in diesem Projekt dafür, dass abgelegene Dörfer Zugang zu sauberem Trinkwasser bekommen. Für die Reinigung und die Verteilung des Wassers werden zahlreiche Arbeitsplätze geschaffen, wodurch Einheimische ihren Lebensunterhalt verdienen können. Derzeit existieren mehr als 150 Betriebe, die über 220’000 Menschen mit sauberem Trinkwasser versorgen.


I remember many years ago when I was young, in the mountain near by village there were lots of trees, these days though there are few left, it's very hard to find firewood.

Community member, Cambodia Clean Water Project


I produce drinking water together with my wife. Thanks to this work I am able to support my family and earn enough to send my older son to college.

Prin Da, Along Tamey village

The Impact

Weil das Trinkwasser nicht mehr abgekocht werden muss, benötigen die Menschen vor Ort viel weniger Brennholz. Dadurch sparen die Familien Geld und Zeit, die sie sonst für das Sammeln von Holz gebraucht hätten. Die Bevölkerung profitiert nebst der verbesserten Gesundheit durch sauberes Trinkwasser auch wirtschaftlich, da mehr Zeit für Erwerbsarbeit übrig bleibt. Ausserdem wird durch den verminderten Brennholzverbrauch der Klimawandel direkt bekämpft.


I used to collect water from the pond, and my kids often had stomach aches and diarrhea.

Community member, Cambodia Clean Water Project


Project Progress


Project Progress

The project launches

With no prospect, in the foreseeable future, of a piped water system being installed, nor sanitation facilities, the project was set up by a team of local and international NGOs to provide small, isolated villages in the Cambodian countryside with access to clean drinking water. The aim is to install 210 low-carbon water-purifying devices throughout the country.


Project Progress

Clean water for all

The project has taken clever choices to ensure the lowest possible production cost for clean water so villagers can afford it, for example using UV disinfection that can be supplied by solar energy. However, above all, the project's success has been to locally produce the devices as this cuts distribution costs to almost nothing. On top of this, the project is offering microfinance so families can set up small income-generating businesses from selling bottled, clean water. This empowers them to escape extreme poverty as well as being able to afford small maintenance costs for the devices.


Project Progress

5th successful verification

The project achieves its 5th successful verification by one of the world's leading carbon standards, the Gold Standard. The project impacts are monitored and audited, confirming the project successfully installed 179 water purifying devices, each supplying over 1,600+ people with clean water every month!


Project Progress

Adapting to life after COVID-19

The pandemic put public health at the top of the agenda and made the need for clean, safe water more pressing than ever before. The project took swift action by ordering large quantities of spare parts so even in lockdown or a supply chain disruption, the kiosks can be fixed when needed, distributed soap for free and is raising awareness about the importance of good hygiene for disease prevention.


Project Progress

Creating country-wide change

By 2022, the project aims to be supplying clean water to rural, underserved families in 19 of Cambodia's 24 provinces!

Project ID: 301463