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Safe Drinking Water: A Basic Human Right

Safe Drinking Water: a basic human right

The lack of safe drinking water is a major public health issue, particularly in developing countries where around 80% of diseases are water borne. According to a WHO/UNICEF report, around 663 million people are without access to safe drinking water globally.

Two important steps have framed the world’s approach to water in the 21st century. Firstly, in 2002 the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted General Comment No. 15 on the right to water. Then in 2010, through Resolution 64/292, the UN General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation. It acknowledged that safe and clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to full enjoyment of life and all human rights.

Finding a solution: Aquapura

Our R&D experts spent lot of years in formulating & developing a solution to safe drinking water that we could take to scale. The biggest challenges were to destroy harmful germs from water in line with strict international standards, and at an affordable price to the consumers who need it most.

The result is Aquapura Tablets– our innovative in-home water purification tablets that provide water which is safer than boiled water without needing gas, electricity or a pressurised water supply.

Water that’s affordable with lower environmental impact

Aquapura Tablets benefits extend beyond safety and taste. It provides safe water at extremely affordable prices. It costs just Rs 0.20 per litre of safe drinking water - lower than the cost of boiling water and significantly less than buying bottled water.

Aquapura Tablets offer environmental benefits too. Our analysis show that its total carbon footprint is at least 80% lower than boiled or bottled water so it’s better for the environment.

 


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