This World Water Day, 22nd March, was about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.
We are proud of the work we do as a collection to increase access to clean water supplies in the communities we work with. World Water Day acts as a reminder to us all that many are still tackling the water crisis and we need to stand together to address the reasons why so many people are being left behind.
Our properties in Kenya and Tanzania makes every drop count by conserving water in a number of ways, some of these include;
- Elewana Sand River Masai Mara: Land & Life have just finished installing a water tank, rainwater harvesting and plumbing in Embiti Primary School
- Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp: BioBox water treatment to treat all black and grey water in order to recycle it more efficiently.
- Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp: a natural reed bed water treatment was built to filter and recycle used water.
- Elewana Lewa Safari Camp: is in the process of building a natural water treatment plant for the kitchen waste water.
- Elewana Tortilis Camp: a reverse osmosis water treatment system plus 3 stage filter and UV treatment was installed to recycle the used water in camp. A drip irrigation system was installed at Esiteti School to recycle water into the Shamba project, so they could produce their own vegetables.
- Elewana Elsa's Kopje: Reverse osmosis system was installed and provides clean drinking water and therefore saves cost of buying and transporting bottled water.
As a company we are conscious of the environment and preserve water by asking guests to reuse their towels to save on water, especially as the areas our properties are located water is scarce.
A well of knowledge;
- 2.1 billion People live without safe water at home.
- One in four primary schools have no drinking water service, with pupils using unprotected sources or going thirsty.
- Globally, 80% of the people who have to use unsafe and unprotected water sources live in rural areas.
- Around 159 million people collect their drinking water from surface water, such as ponds and streams.
- Around 4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of the world’s population – experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year.
- 700 million people worldwide could be displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030.