SUSTAINABLE ACCESS TO SAFE WATER
Access to safe water is one of the most efficient ways to support individual and collective development. However, water projects can fail due to the absence of an integrated approach. Problems can range from inappropriate initial design to broken pumps, no maintenance training and contaminated water points resulting from lack of sanitation facilities and unhealthy hygiene practices. To prevent and help solve these problems, ONE DROP™ has developed the unique A∙B∙C for Sustainability™ intervention approach, a winning combination of strategic and operational initiatives designed to address sustainable access to safe water.
A∙B∙C FOR SUSTAINABILITYTM
Access. Behavior. Capital. These are the three active components that we use to form a united force when it comes to water for consumption, productive purposes, hygiene and sanitation to help communities reach self-reliance. The combined power of these three components is the unique formula that makes our water access and sanitation projects sustainable.
Provide people with the infrastructure for improved access to safe water for consumption and hygiene, as well as sanitation.
Use locally inspired social art forms to raise awareness, mobilize communities and influence positive behavioral change over the long term.
Offer financial and entrepreneurial training as well as microloans to support market-based solutions, local agricultural production, economic growth and improved community well-being.
worldwide live without access to safe water.
This is more than a statistic; this is a daily reality.
every 90 seconds because of a diarrhoeal disease caused by contaminated water and poor sanitation. This is more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
annually of total global economic losses associated with inadequate water supply and sanitation.