Implications of the new Sanakvo “water from the air”-method for humanity

Environmental catastrophes

Many lives could be saved with a mobile system generating clean uncontaminated water

Inundations in Pakistan August 2010

According to UNICEF, 15 million people were affected by the flooding in Pakistan in 2010– Due to the lack of drinking water and poor hygienical conditions, 3.5 million children were at high risk (Oct 2010).

On the 3rd of August 2010, UNICEF was sending life-saving supplies to the millions of people hit by severe flooding in several provinces in northern Pakistan. The devastating floods were considered the worst in this region for 80 years and had affected an estimated 3.2 million people

The flooding has caused widespread destruction of infrastructure with roads submerged and bridges swept away. Power lines, hospitals, schools and sanitation systems were affected. In one district, UNICEF reported that 80 per cent of the drinking wells were destroyed.

Inundations in Pakistan

“The biggest threats are the outbreak of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera, especially deadly to children. Clean drinking water is needed urgently.”

Martin Mogwanja, UNICEF Pakistan.

Sanakvo water providing systems could be of consistent help in this situation

Earthquake Haiti January 2010

Haiti's government declared the death of 230 000 people in last month's earthquake in February 2010 This death toll is comparable to the Asian tsunami when about 250 000 lost their lives. There was a shortage of drinking water in the areas affected by the earthquake. The water supply system of Port-au-Prince with clean water collapsed. In the rapid response phase the aid agencies were providing bottled water and distributing water purification tablets.

The rapid response phase is expected to last two months and will need to be followed by longer-term activities, such as providing reliable water supplies for rebuilt homes and new settlements.

Sanakvo water providing systems could be of consistent help in this situation

Cholera outbreak in Haiti October 2010

On the 24th of November 2010 the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population reported 60 240 cumulative cholera cases including 1 415 deaths at the national level. In order to prevent further infections, UNICEF and its partners are distributing water purification chemicals, antibiotics, diarrhoeal disease kits and oral rehydration salts, and has requested additional supplies.

The Sanakvo tool could be an important tool to combat such catastrophes

World-wide problems linked to water supply

One hundred twenty-eight million children in the world suffer from malnutrition that is often linked to lack of water (according to UNICEF 2010) According to the September 2010 UN Summit in New York, 16 million of lives could be saved until 2015 with 40 million dollars for combating poverty. Extermination of extreme poverty and hunger in the world is number one of the eight “Millennium Development Goals” of the world community.

There is not a simple solution to this complex problem – but providing clean water to these people would be a major step in the right direction.

The Sanakvo water system could be part of the solution!

Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women

Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women

Due to limited access to water, woman and children have to walk for hours to get drinkable water for their families. By providing local access to water, more time could be spent on education and training programs.

The Sanakvo water system could support social and cultural changes.

Sanakvo water systems can make the world a better place.

There is no reason to keep waiting for such a place.

With your help we could get there much faster…
We appreciate your support!

2011-02-13 M. L.