Water Bank Foundation Trust

Of all the water that exists on our planet, around 97% is salt water. Of the 3% or so of fresh water available, almost half of it remains frozen in glaciers, ice caps, or deep underground aquifers. Yes – just around 1.5% is available for our use, making every drop count. Further, with continuing population growth and industrial growth, demand continues to escalate in a supply-constrained domain.

Water Bank Foundation Trust
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About Water Bank Foundation Trust

Water Bank Foundation Trust (WaterBANK) is a public charitable trust registered under Maharashtra Public Trust Act 1950. WaterBank is working with a vision of sustainability over Drinking Water, Arsenic Mitigation, Agriculture, Horticulture, Health, Environment, Economy and Life in general. WaterBank aims to get engaged in activities related to the management of water sources & resources like rivers, ponds, lakes, wells etc.

Problem Statement

 

The availability of safe drinking water is a global concern. Apart from common contaminations and micro-organisms, growing heavy metal contamination, including Arsenic Mitigation is a big concern.

Arsenic is the silent killer in the water. 239 million people across 151 districts in 13 states in India drink water that is poisoned by Arsenic. Arsenic causes Skin Cancer. The rate of geographical spread as well as an increase in contamination levels of arsenic and other heavy metals is at an alarming state, in many countries.

Solution & Uniqueness

 

♦ Install community-scale drinking water purifiers at identified critical habitats affected with Arsenic poisoning, and other critical water quality issues.

The sustainable drinking water infrastructure is empowered with Organic Aqua Solutions (OAS) technology for water purification, and TAP@APP for the remote monitoring of water quality and usage.

♦ Provide water cards to the households of local communities as identifiers to vend drinking water with a daily limit.

The local community has to earn the drinking water credits in lieu of SDG Action performed by them.

Training and capacity building of WASH Committees of Panchayat is an essential part of this mission for sustainability.

WASH committee of Panchayat is responsible for the water and sanitation of the local community. 

Scale of Opportunity

♦ Robust technology to address critical water contamination like arsenic, lead, and other heavy metals.

♦ By using the OAS, people living in critical habitats will get short-term and long-term health benefits up to almost 80%.

♦ The drastic reduction in the cost per liter water filtration (almost 10 times than other
popular options) will ensure affordability and availability

♦ OAS will be a substitute for RO technology

WGF leaders providing oversight:

Ratan Agarwal

Call To Action

▸SPREAD the word about the organization’s activities among your contacts

▸INVEST and contribute towards the organization’s mission

▸SHARE your knowledge or expertise on any of the following: Drinking Water, Arsenic contamination, Water Treatment, Sustainability, Community.

▸VOLUNTEER with any of the organization’s activities

▸WRITE about the organization’s work to share with the external audience

To contribute to Water Bank Foundation’s activities, click to visit the website.

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