Clean water for Madagascar

Only five percent of the population in rural Madagascar have access to drinking water - the others get their water from open, hand-dug and mostly shallow wells. This water is often contaminated and diarrhoea becomes a deadly disease, which is also responsible for the high infant mortality rate. Boiling the water helps against this. Most people here can only do this on an open fire.

For this offset project, a simple and inexpensive water supply with solar pumps was set up. Water from real and deep drilled wells is pumped into high water reservoirs. Public wells, sanitary facilities and also the irrigation of the fields are fed from this water. 2 villages with 3,891 inhabitants are connected to this water supply.

In this way, the project saves the CO2 emissions that inevitably occur during boiling. Above all, however, it prevents diseases that have long been conquered elsewhere in the world - and it enables farmers to cultivate their fields, feed their livestock and feed themselves and their families.

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-BeingClean drinking water reduces the most common diseases
Clean Water and Sanitation3,891 people receive free drinking water, water for their fields and livestock, as well as for sanitary facilities
Responsible Consumption and ProductionWithin the project, annual hygiene campaigns are being carried out.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 9,520 tonnes of CO2 per year, which would otherwise be caused by boiling water with firewood.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyClean drinking waterRegionDiana, MadagascarEstimated annual emission reductions9,529 t CO2Validated bySustainCERTVerified bySustainCERT