Addressing a global challenge
For billions of people, water and sanitation are the most pressing and immediate vital challenges. Over 1.8 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. The United Nations has set, as a millennium goal, the objective to halve the proportion of people with no access to fresh water and sanitation by 2015.
Striving for sustainable water access and use
The causes and consequences of the water crisis are diverse as are the approaches to solve water challenges at local levels. Whilst developing countries are struggling to improve access to drinking water and sanitation, developed countries must lead in sustainable water management solutions to better use and preserve available resources. Unlike energy, there is no alternative to water. And the contribution of all, business included, is needed to address the challenge.
Over 300,000 people reached with Water for the World™
In 2007, Borealis together with Borouge have launched Water for the World, a partnership programme to advance solutions, expertise and know-how to address the global water challenge. The programme spans a full range of activities at global and regional levels, in science, industry and for local communities.
The programme focuses on 3 key areas:
- Improving access to water and sanitation through local projects
- Preserving water resources through sustainable water management practices
- Advancing best practices and raising awareness in communities and across the value-chain
We can make a difference
By fostering Knowledge, building Partnerships and delivering sustainable Solutions we can make a difference. To date, Water for the World has reached over 300,000 people world-wide.