Improving the health of rural communities with clean water
According to the WHO, more than 2 billion people–that's one in three people– globally, do not have access to safe drinking water. In underserved areas of rural Cambodia, many people have little choice but to drink contaminated water from rivers, ponds and swamps or purchase or if they have the resources, collect firewood to boil and purify it first. The latter is a significant expense for the poorest households in Cambodia, meaning many instead must risk their health. In such cases, decentralised water treatment stations can be a solution.