Safe Water, Sanitation Key To Socio-Economic Transformation in Kenya

3.5 million people in Kenya were identified by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in June 2017 as urgently requiring safe drinking water. Universal access to clean and safe drinking water and basic sanitation systems are key to achieving socio-economic transformation in countries, such as Kenya. Access to clean water... Read More

“Who Doesn’t Have a Toilet?”

Shockingly 2.4 billion people in the world do not have access to clean or safe toilets. Poor sanitation increases the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially for women and children. It is estimated that 50 per cent of this undernutrition is related to diarrhoea or repeated infestations of intestinal nematodes caused by unsafe... Read More

Sustainable water management in African agriculture

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where agriculture is predominantly rainfed, farmers’ access to water is often limited based on seasonal variation. Yet water scarcity in the region is not necessarily caused by a physical lack of water, but rather by an ‘economic water scarcity’. This implies that the necessary public investments... Read More

Earthquake in Nepal - 2 water treatment systems from Kärcher Futuretech in use in Kathmandu May 2015

According to information from the UN, around 4.3 million people were affected by the consequences of the two severe earthquakes in Nepal. To safeguard the population's supply of drinking water, mobile water treatment plants from Kärcher Futuretech were deployed very quickly after the first earthquake. With a 24/7 operational and... Read More

Water Insecurity in Yemen and the Rise of Violent Conflict

Major water shortages in Yemen has meant it is now one of the most water insecure countries in the Middle East, already a region struggling to deal with drought and insufficient water supplies for a rapidly expanding population.  The consequence has been a knock on affect on food security in... Read More

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