Registration fees go to charity
Water is becoming scarcer and more polluted every day. Innovations are crucial, which is why Aquatech supports them via the Aquatech Innovation Award.
We are also committed to improving the wider world, and will therefore donate the registration fee (€ 100.00 per innovation entry) to a charity.
The proceeds of the Aquatech Innovation Awards 2021 go to: AMREF, WaterStarters
This program creates sustainable water solutions for rural and peri-urban communities in Kenya. In Kenya, 1 out of 3 people drink water from unprotected sources leading to waterborne diseases such as diarrhea. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death of children under 5 years. In rural households, girls and women are 6 times more likely to fetch water than men, walking up to 12 km per day. This negatively effects school attendance and performance, and prohibits women to channel time and resources to other productive activities. The spread of Covid-19 results in growing inequalities, underlining the importance of water and hygiene for all. Amref believes that every human being should have access to safe and affordable drinking and household water and that no one should suffer from waterborne diseases. Our ambition is to radically improve this situation for 1.5 million Kenyans in water-stressed areas in the coming 7 years.
WaterStarters is a franchise that renovates and builds 600 water supply systems, each of them designed together with the community to match their specific needs. WaterStarters offers private operators and communities (franchisees) the opportunity to own and manage a successful water business, providing them with access to funding for the initial investment.
Watch the animation video over WaterStarters via your link and read more in the attached 2-pager.
For more information about the Aquatech Innovation Awards please contact Editha Hoogenberg.