According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people currently live without safe water. Growing demands, coupled with poor management, have increased water stress in many parts of the world. Climate change is adding dramatically to this pressure. By the year 2030, an estimated 700 million people worldwide could be displaced by intense water scarcity.
Yet, water is important for our survival. We all need water to have functioning bodies, running cities, operational industries, vibrant agriculture and balanced ecosystems. More importantly, water is a human right and nobody should be denied access.
The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind’. This is based on the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, under, SDG 6, which aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by the year 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind, everyone must benefit.
Here in Kenya, the United Nations classifies this East African Country as chronically water scarce, on the basis of having one of the lowest natural water replenishment rates, which stands at 647 metres cubed per capita per annum. Estimates of water supply in the country indicate that only about 56% of the population has access to safe water.
Driven by the need to supply as much clean water to all the customers that we help settle in our projects, Optiven Group is always committed to drilling bore holes in these projects. “We always sink these boreholes and pipe the water to respective plots, just to make sure that our customers are not struggling to get this very precious commodity,” says Mr. George Wachiuri, Optiven Group CEO
Optiven is therefore living up to the 2019 World Water Day’s clarion call, to make sure that no one is left behind, as we supply clean water for domestic use to thousands of homes within our projects.
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