748 Million people do not yet have access to an improved water source, about 1.8 Billion people use a source of water that is unsafe and large disparities in access to water exist between rural and urban areas and different regions. Sandec’s research on safe water promotion is analyzing the water challenges to develop and evaluate appropriate solutions to strengthening access to and enhance the consumption of safe drinking water in vulnerable households in low income countries.
Our research focus:
- Laboratory and field-level performance evaluation of innovative methods for drinking water treatment and safe storage in low-income areas
- Assessment of effective and sustainable safe water interventions, strategies and programs
- Impact evaluations of improved access to safe drinking water