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Helping rural communities in less developed
countries build sustainable drinking water supply systems.
Access to drinking water is one of the most important challenges facing the
Contaminated water is responsible for many serious health problems.
Approximately 4 billion cases of diarrhea each year cause the death of over 2
million people, mostly children less than 5 years of age: 4,500 children die
The combination of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygienic
practices is a precondition for human health and for overall reductions in
morbidity and mortality rates, especially amongst children.
It is estimated that today that 1.2 billion people have no
access to safe drinking water
, mostly in Africa and 2.2 billion have no
access to sanitation.
To address these daunting challenges with
concrete actions in the field, IDO was founded in 2009.
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