Posted on Mar 09, 2017

Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. Nicki, Chris and Peter collectively spoke about contaminated water with up to 1.8 billion people being affected every day around the world and how projects are being initiated by Rotary to battle this issue. They approach this either with infrastructure, innovative smaller solutions e.g. ceramic water filters or by teaching good sanitation, e.g. hand washing.
Slides were shown about the Rotary group WASRAG, the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group.  
One of the issues with contaminated water is the disease cholera, a deadly disease that has its beginnings in Bangladesh. There have been 7 pandemics since, the latest in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. A vaccine is available but unaffordable by third world countries, estimated $40 million dollars.  
Peter asked the question, if this disease was in the 1st world countries, would the vaccine have been made available?
WORLD WATER day is March 22