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Why Water?

Water is essential for life. Access to clean water and sanitation can saves lives, help break the cycle of poverty and bring economic opportunities to women and children who often bare the burden of water collection.

Today, 1 in 3 people globally do not have access to safe drinking water. Everyday in rural communities around the world, millions of people suffer from lack of clean water, sanitation and hygiene. The global water crisis is not just a crisis about water; it’s also an economic crisis, a health crisis and an education crisis that robs communities of their futures.

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Each year, 829,000 people are estimated to die from diarrhea as a result of unsafe drinking-water, sanitation and hand hygiene.

Contaminated drinking water is the biggest cause of death and disease in the world. Water-related diseases such as cholera and schistosomiasis are still widespread in many developing countries due to the lack of wastewater treatment.

Water Ambassadors Canada has been serving communities since 2002, helping provide clean water to those in need.

We partner with people and organizations in the countries we visit so that we ensure a sustainable solution for clean water access.

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3/4 of households without access to clean water task women and girls with the responsibility to collect it.

For women and children, the water crisis is personal. In many families, they bear the primary responsibility for water collection. Today, women and children around the world spent a collective 200 million hours every day collecting water. This leaves little time for work, school or to care for the family. Not to mention, walking long distances to collect water everyday can be extremely dangerous and harmful for young children and pregnant women.

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Water Technologies

At Water Ambassadors Canada, we enable communities to grow and prosper, and empower women and children to invest that time back into their families and their education. Our sustainable water solutions provide clean water access for communities in need, reducing water-born diseases, stress, and danger to women and children.

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Water Chlorinators

A single water chlorination system
can provide up to 40,000 litres
of clean water each day.

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Sawyer PointONE FilterTM

Give gift of instant pure water with a Sawyer filter. They’re lightweight, compact and perfect for
individual households.

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Bio-Sand Filters

Developed by Canadian Professor, this filter kills pathogens, and can produce enough water for a single household.

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