Project details
1092 ยท Clean drinking water
  • Several districts, Uganda
Repaired wells provide clean drinking water

Many people still lack access to clean drinking water. To prevent diseases, the water must be boiled before using it. Since this is usually done over open wood fires, large amounts of CO2 emissions are released and, in addition, indoor smoke burdens people's health.

The project is implemented in several districts in Uganda, among others in Kaliro and Lango, and counteracts both problems: With the involvement of local communities, damaged wells are located, repaired and maintained. This gives people access to clean water without having to boil it or travel long distances. But it is not only the living conditions of the people that are improved. The local forests are also relieved, as less firewood is consumed.

How does technology for clean drinking water help fight global warming?Two billion people in the world have no access to clean drinking water. Many families have to boil their drinking water over an open fire, resulting in CO2 emissions and deforestation. Where water can be cleaned chemically (e.g. with chlorine) or mechanically (with filters), or where groundwater can be provided from wells, these CO2 emissions can be avoided. Clean drinking water projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio are registered with international standards.
Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-BeingThe project contributes to better health of the local people in various ways: Both secured access to clean drinking water and less air pollution from open wood fires have a positive impact on health.
Gender EqualitySince women are traditionally in charge of collecting and boiling water, they in particular benefit from this project and can save valuable time and reduce physically demanding work.
Clean Water and SanitationThe project will provide communities in Uganda with clean drinking water in the long term.
Climate ActionThe project saves CO2 emissions by reducing the need for open wood fires to boil water. It is made up of several smaller projects, each saving a maximum of 10,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyClean drinking waterRegionSeveral districts, UgandaVerified bySustainCERT