Each year on March 22, the United Nations addresses the global water crisis.
Further, each year, it is typically reported that approximately one billion people lack access to clean water; women and children spend an estimated 200 million hours a year carrying water home from distant wells and water resources; and there is a close connection between a lack of water and poverty.
However, this year Waterless Co. Inc., manufacturers of no-water urinals and other restroom products, has decided to take a new approach to honor World Water Day 2019.
“Let’s imagine a world in which everyone has the water they need to live,” says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co. “What would our world look like then?”
According to Reichardt, some of the changes we might see include the following:
Healthier Families. Every day about 800 children under the age of 5 die from diarrhea attributed to unsanitary water and poor sanitation. Clean water along with improved sanitation can eliminate these deaths, resulting in healthier children and more productive people.
Ending a Vicious Cycle. Countries experiencing a water crisis soon find themselves in a vicious cycle. If water is available for only people, then none is provided for agriculture, resulting in food shortages. If available water is used for crops, little or none is left for drinking. With ample water, there would be enough for people and for agriculture.
Walks to School, Not to a Water Well. Instead of walking miles each day for buckets of water, with enough water and ways to deliver clean water, children can walk to school and get an education.
Money for Living, Not for Healthcare. In a world where everyone has enough water, families can prosper. In many parts of the world, the money people have typically covers healthcare costs. With more water, those funds can go to school supplies, soaps, bricks, and improved overall living conditions.
“This is not a dream,” adds Reichardt. “With today’s water-reducing and water-eliminating technologies now available, this can be a reality.”