Water is the most vital ingredient that we need in order to sustain life, yet today 783 million, the equivalent of one in ten of the world’s population, do not have access to safe water.
Many varied solutions to providing clean water have been tried over the years, with very high failure rates. However, there is now another option that is proving to be the most sustainable and reliable to date - the Grundfos Lifelink system. The unit is based around a Grundfos SQ Flex system. The automated Lifelink pump systems have been specifically designed to provide remote villages/communities with a guaranteed access to clean water - for a nominal charge.
The BBC heard about Grundfos’ recent achievements in Eastern Africa and sent a crew to Kathangathini to see how just one of these communities has benefitted. The subsequent programme that was shown twice in the BBC World News Horizons series reaches 350 million households globally and focuses on ideas and businesses that tackle the planet’s biggest challenges.
The programme clearly showed the benefits to the community not simply of providing thousands of locals with access to clean water via the Grundfos Lifelink system but in addition has allowed them to grow vegetables that they are now selling at a local market; thus providing the community with an additional income.
An excellent demonstration of how innovation and sustainability can go hand-in-hand.