Monday, May 6, 2013

support my project on water sanitation. Thank you.

Well, after my 15 years of study, research activity and building of treatment wetlands systems I'm here to ask your collaboration to develope a personal project in low income and developing countries. This regards the development of a treatment wetlands system that can ameliorate the everyday lifestyle of millions of persons and children. 
I think this can be seen as a marketing or humanitarian aid project, but this is it, we really have to improve the daily conditions of a lot of people.

fell free to contact me by mail and thanks for your ideas or relationships you can give me !

(have you personal contact with UNICEF or other world organizations? or NGOs with focus on sanitation?)

"Environmentally and economically sustainable wastewater treatment systems are more attractive as many countries and communities are becoming water scarce, heavily populated and decentralized.
However, since current wastewater treatment systems are too resource and energy intensive to implement and maintain, many rural, decentralized, and impoverished communities cannot afford to treat wastewater for reuse or to meet environmentally sustainable discharge levels. As a result, bacterial, chemical and nutrient contamination of food crops irrigated with untreated wastewaters threaten community health, or disallow water recycling and reuse altogether. Surface and ground waters are contaminated by the discharge of untreated domestic and agricultural wastewaters as well." (source: Thesis of Bronte Marie Roberts - Department of Animal Sciences - Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado - Spring, 2011)

According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), 37% per cent of the developing world’s population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities, and over 780 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more. UNICEF works in more than 90 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. We sponsor a wide range of activities and work with many partners, including families, communities, governments and like-minded organizations. In emergencies we provide urgent relief to communities and nations threatened by disrupted water supplies and disease. All UNICEF WASH programmes are designed to contribute to the Millennium Development Goal for water and sanitation: to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation. (from )

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