World Water Day 2014

ShelterBox Australia's Blog

BANTAYAN ISLAND, PHILIPPINES. 4 February 2014. People collect water from their community's well. (Albert G. Camay) BANTAYAN ISLAND, PHILIPPINES. 4 February 2014. People collect water from their community’s well. (Albert G. Camay)

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. ShelterBox helps thousands of people each year who are left without access to clean, safe drinking water in the aftermath of disasters by providing water filters. 
ShelterBox has been trialling a new water filter in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, having received feedback from disaster-affected families that previous water filter models have been too time-consuming to use.
The beneficiary feedback led ShelterBox to work with a specialist water filtration expert to design a more effective solution. The Thirst Aid Station is the first iteration of this process.
‘The Thirst Aid Station purifies dirty water by filtering out the bacteria,’ said ShelterBox Operations Manager Alf Evans…

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