India/La Viega Foundation supports three WASH projects in India
The Viega Foundation, part of the Viega Group, experts in drinking water and sanitation, is involved in humanitarian projects in India to improve access to drinking water and sanitation.
A Humanitarian Commitment to Public Health
The Viega Foundation, created by the Viega Group, a world leader in the field of sanitation and drinking water, has launched an ambitious humanitarian initiative in India. This non-profit foundation aims to improve living conditions by providing clean water, basic sanitation facilities and promoting hygiene. These efforts are in line with the UN's sustainable development goals, including universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
The WASH Challenge in India
In India, the challenge of access to drinking water is colossal. With a population in excess of 1.4 billion, almost half of the population has no access to safe drinking water. What's more, the lack of a centralized sewage disposal system means that 90% of wastewater is returned to the water cycle untreated. Faced with this critical situation, the Viega Foundation has chosen to support three WASH projects in India, helping to improve public health and achieve sustainable development goals.
The three WASH projects
- The WASH Institute: This project uses trucks equipped with modern filtering techniques to treat wastewater on a decentralized basis in villages in southern India. In collaboration with the Indian government and international research institutes, the WASH Institute aims to provide safe, sustainable drinking water.
- Impact Foundation and NFSSM Alliance: These organizations advise local and regional government departments in the north-eastern states of India. They provide specific knowledge and experience for safe wastewater management in these mountainous regions.
- Yuva Unstoppable: This project focuses on improving learning conditions in schools in the state of Gujarat. It renovates sanitary facilities and uses mobile containers equipped with filters to reuse wastewater, particularly for toilet flushing.
Towards a healthier future
The Viega Foundation's commitment in India is a prime example of how companies can help solve global humanitarian problems. By providing access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, the foundation plays a crucial role in improving public health and achieving sustainable development goals.