On June 5th, LIFESAVER systems joined with other organisations in celebrating World Environment day. This year is important as it signifies a point where we are drawing to the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are due to expire in 2015.
One of the key MDGs is the provision of a safe, secure, clean water source, which is something that LIFESAVER systems is working towards on a global scale. Through the work we do with both Humanitarian and Governmental organisations we are providing our LIFESAVER Technology to people, in all situations, to ensure they are able to access clean sterile drinking water. LIFESAVER Technology is able to filter the most turbid of water ensuring that the user always has access to clean sterile drinking water.
World Environment day encourages everyone here at LIFESAVER to reflect on how far we have come in reaching MDG 7c as well as how far we have come in being able to end water poverty on a global scale. Throughout today we and our humanitarian partners will not think about how easy it is for us to turn on a tap but for the 768 million people around the world who don’t have access to clean drinking water; Or the 2.5 billion (2 fifths of the world’s population) who don’t have access to adequate sanitation. We will also take a moment to remember that Diarrhoea is not a minor ailment but is actually the biggest killer of children under 5 worldwide. It is because of this that LIFESAVER systems is continually partnering with new organisations around the world.
LIFESAVER technology has ensured many organisations have been able to successfully respond to humanitarian disasters and this technology has also helped to raise hundreds of thousands of people out of water poverty around the world. Through the use of the LIFESAVER jerrycan, and the LIFESAVER cube, we are able to ensure that all people regardless of location or situation have access to clean sterile drinking water at all times.
By Sam Jackson-Royal (NGO Relationship Manager)