Water & Climate Change
Every year, even in turbulent times like these, the importance of water is acknowledged on the 22nd of March. This year, water and climate change and how the two are inextricably linked were on the agenda. Changes in water cycle occur due to climate change. As a result, the world experiences frequent droughts, floods, melting glaciers, sea-level rise and storms, often with grave consequences on human life. Moreover, changes in water cycle lead to water security issues and conflict.
The World Water Day 2020 Campaign supports the following statements:
- We cannot afford to wait. Climate policy makers must put water at the heart of action plans.
- Water can help fight climate change. There are sustainable, affordable and scalable water and sanitation solutions.
- Everyone has a role to play. In our daily lives, there are surprisingly easy steps we can all take to address climate change
We focus on sustainable, affordable and scalable water solutions
Currently, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 80 percent of these people live in rural areas. The Elemental Water Foundation helps to fight climate change by utilizing sustainable, affordable and scalable water solutions to help underprivileged communities overcome water scarcity. Take our project in Efoesty, Madagascar as an example. By using solar powered desalination technology we were able to provide the 3.000 inhabitants of Efoesty with a reliable daily access to 15.000 liters of affordable clean drinking water using the natural available resources of the sea and sun. We at the Elemental Water Foundation envision a society in which everybody has access to clean and affordable drinking water.