Water Sanitizing Drops point-of-use water disinfectant was first and foremost designed to disinfect contaminated and polluted human drinking water. The Sanitizing Drops contains minute traces of silver that are safe for humans, but deadly to disease causing organisms such as fungi, parasites, protozoa and certain viruses. The Copper, Silver and Zinc destroy more than 99.9% of all bacteria present in your drinking water. ...more »
This idea builds on a water supply model being used in Uganda. Here is the long and short of the model: 1. Water supply is primarily the responsibility of the Government; with users having the responsibility of demanding for the service, through the leaders. 2. Maintaining water sources is the role of the communities; who form water and sanitation committees to manage the water sources. Users (averaging 30 households ...more »
Generally, water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires not less than 20 to 50 litres of Clean and safe water a day for cooking,drinking and for keeping themselves clean. Polluted water is not safe for us. It is not just dirty,it is very deadly. About tens of millions of people are seriously sickened by diarrheal diseases which are host of water related ailments that can easily be prevented. Universal ...more »
Water Sources in Africa and particularly in Uganda are; 1. Clear flowing water and 2. Lakes, ponds and rivers Clear flowing water coming from somewhere without people, manmade things or an obvious sign of pollution is best. Lakes, ponds and rivers are less ideal. The first two are stagnant, which may mean increased levels of bacteria and other gross things, while large rivers are typically full of pollution. Not forgetting ...more »
In order to improve access to clean, safe drinking water and sanitation for improving health in Uganda and Africa’s poorest countries. Working with local partners and community members to construct and rehabilitate household and school latrines, standpipes, boreholes, rainwater harvesting systems, rainwater cisterns, ground water wells, and other water structures. Additionally, protecting natural springs and fountains, ...more »
For a small investment, you can fund long-lasting water
projects that serve villages and schools.
Wells, dams and rain catchment systems can provide a
reliable source of drinking water. Sanitation facilities
and hygiene training then help multiply the impact.
Communities become far better able to grow
themselves out of poverty.
Over 90% of waste water is water. if this is treated to a level that it can be used back in the same households they came from for portable usage, Water problems will be considerably reduced. Therefore there is need to develop a cost effective treatment system that can treat the waste water, mostly grey to that level that it can be used without affecting the lives of the users. These system should use local materials ...more »
3.Sanitation: How can we improve access to clean water by improving sanitation? This should be a voluntarily built solidarity within the community members, how if a citizen knows that we use this well for our drinking water then they won’t allow people to dump waste in it. It all goes back to sensitization. Also special days should be set up were three families in a week must do the cleaning of the well, or any other ...more »
Piped household water connection
Protected dug well
In many parts of Rural Africa people's life and capacity to support their well being is affected by poor sanitation among the families, this too leads to failure to get clean water. water is usually contaminated by poor personal hygiene practices which can be reversed through public health education.
As a veterinarian with public health background, this becomes a fertile ground that can be implemented in my country
Water related diseases caused by poor sanitation and lack of hygiene kills more children than malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS combined. Countless more are left physically and mentally retarded as their bodies can't absorb critical nutrients. Millions of girls drop out of school at the onset of puberty because they can't manage their periods at school. Existing interventions fail to break taboos around these issues and inspire ...more »
Pure Water Indicator Do you have a specific indicator in mind? Yes ,a paper or pad can be used with test components so that drops of contaminated water can be poured on it which will change the colour of the paper or pad that will indicate presence of impurities in the water. By changing the colour of the paper or pad means that there are element of bacteria presence and chemical reaction of alum/silver/salt on the paper ...more »