Project details
1360 ยท Clean drinking water
  • Manica, Sofala and Tete, Mozambique
Clean drinking water helps people and the environment

This project provides access to clean drinking water to about 102,000 additional residents in Tete, Sofala and Manica provinces in central Mozambique through the use of borehole technologies. The provision of clean water replaces the need for water treatment/purification at open fireplaces in households. This, in turn, reduces carbon dioxide emissions generated by the combustion mostly of wood. In addition, diseases caused by air pollution at open fireplaces, to which women and children in particular are often exposed, are avoided.

Together with local NGOs, the project identifies communities in need of new boreholes or maintenance and ensures the water quality of the extracted water. The project is cerified by the Gold Standard, which measures, in addition to the calculated carbon credits, the local social, environmental and economic impacts of the project.

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 creates improved health conditions through clean drinking water as well as the 90 percent reduction of smoke in households.
Gender EqualityInstead of unpaid domestic work (water treatment, collecting firewood, etc.), women can use the time saved to pursue professions or further their education.
Clean Water and SanitationThe project provides access to clean drinking water for about 102,000 additional inhabitants in the provinces of Tete, Sofala and Manica.
Climate ActionThe project consists of several sub-projects, all of which contribute to no longer having to boil water and thus demonstrably reduce CO2 emissions.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyClean drinking waterRegionManica, Sofala and Tete, MozambiqueValidated byKBS Certification Services Pvt. Ltd. (KBS)