Project details
1453 ยท Clean drinking water
  • West Region, Uganda
Clean drinking water for about 102,000 people in Uganda

About half of the population in Uganda has no access to clean drinking water. In 2020, more than 17 million people had to meet their daily water needs with unfiltered water, which must be boiled - often over open fire - to prevent diseases. The alternative is often a walk of more than 30 minutes to the nearest safe water point.

This drinking water project counters the problem by distributing water filters to households and institutions in western Uganda. These are made of ceramic, for example, and filter the water through microscopic holes in the ceramic pot, allowing only clean water to pass through while leaving germs and impurities behind.

This provides access to clean water for approximately 102,000 people and reduces the risk of intestinal diseases. As the water no longer has to be boiled over an open fire, the carbon offset project saves approximately 58,920 tonnes of CO2 per year.

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 activities will help improve sanitation and hygiene conditions in Uganda.
Gender EqualityThanks to the water filters, less firewood needs to be collected, which will make everyday life easier, especially for women.
Clean Water and SanitationWith the planned distribution of 17,000 water filters, approximately 102,000 people in Uganda will benefit from improved access to clean water.
Climate ActionThanks to the water filters, the drinking water no longer has to be boiled, which saves CO2 emissions.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyClean drinking waterRegionWest Region, Uganda