Over 300 million residents in rural areas in China have no access to clean drinking water. The quality of drinking water in almost half of Chinese villages does not meet basic safety standards. This is mainly due to agricultural and industrial water pollution in these areas, putting villagers’ health at risk and impeaching the economic development of the local communities.
Greenovation Hub’s pollution and Drinking Water Safety Program aims to help remedy this problem in its target areas by:
1) Providing appropriate collective or household use drinking water equipment that is low-cost and easy-maintenance to villages that have no clean water access because of pollution. It is estimated that the project will benefit 100 villages between 2012 and 2014;
2) Constructing water resource management networks in those villages and surrounding areas in order to protect water sources from further pollution. This will be implemented in collaboration with organizations and local residents utilizing collaborative and participatory methods.