EMU Australia has teamed up with WaterAid to support access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world's poorest and most marginalised communities.
WaterAid has more than 30 years' experience bringing safe water, sanitation and hygiene to where it is needed most in the world. Since its beginning WaterAid has gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing with water, sanitation and hygiene issues. Through continued support WaterAid has influenced policy and practice to ensure that the vital role of water, hygiene and sanitation in reducing poverty is recognised globally.
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water and sanitation.
EMU Australia and WaterAid.
EMU Australia's initial contribution will help kick start safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects in 19 communities across Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.
In Papua New Guinea, EMU Australia's partnership with WaterAid will impact 16 communities and villages, providing 16 x 1,000 gallon rainwater tanks to the remote villages (one per village) in the West Sepik Province.
Due to environmental, cultural and geologic factors no project is the same and a "one size fits all solution" can not be implemented. EMU Australia supports WaterAid in working towards a long term and sustainable solution together with each community to meet their needs.
The problem at large.
Can you imagine life without safe, clean water? For 650 million people it's a daily reality.
Every day millions of people are forced to drink dirty water that causes disease and claims lives.
Over 650 million people live without safe water
2.3 billion people don't have access to adequate sanitation, one in three of the world's population.
Around 315,000 children under-five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases casued by dirty water and poor sanitation. That's 900 children per day.
We are excited about our new partnership with WaterAid. We look forward to helping them make a difference in this world of ours.