The Global Water Issue

Globally, 763 million people lack access to safe drinking water. They rely on dirty water contaminated with disease organisms.

 

Diseases transmitted by dirty water include cholera, E coli, Hepatitus A, polio and typhoid. These are all serious illnesses that can be fatal.

 

Diarrhoea affects 1.7 billion people every year. It’s the second most common killer among children under five – and most cases are caused by drinking dirty water.

 

In the developing world, one in every two hospital beds is occupied by someone who became ill from contaminated water.

 

783 million people lack access to safe clean drinking water around the world, and everyday have to drink and wash in dirty, contaminated water sources.

 

Every year 1.7 billion cases of diarrhoea are recorded. Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old. Diarrhoea can be prevented through safe drinking water.

 

Waterborne & water transported viruses and bacteria include include: Cholera, E-coli, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Polio. These lead to diarrhoea and severe illnesses.

 

50% of health services bed occupancy in developing countries is as a result of these waterborne or water transported viruses and bacteria.

 




The LIFESAVER solution

Emergency rapid response

At LIFESAVER we recognise that clean water isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Access to safe drinking water is one of the most effective ways to help a community, bringing a host of benefits.

The hours and days immediately after a disaster are a critical time. LIFESAVER systems can make a real difference during this brief window, quickly making safe water available and cutting the risk of disease taking hold. Rapidly giving people the ability to sterilise their own water gives them back control and helps them begin to rebuild.

In an emergency LIFESAVER technology can help keep people alive in the critical hours and days following a natural or human led disaster. LIFESAVER water filters enhance aid efforts by providing people with the means to produce their own safe, sterile drinking water, at the point of use. The LIFESAVER solution revolutionises the provision of aid deployment through utilising a more cost effective, timely and sustainable solution - that is effective beyond the initial deployment.

LIFESAVER systems are a partner of DFID's (UK Aid) Rapid Response Facility. This means LIFESAVER products can be deployed with 72 hours of an emergency breaking.

The LIFESAVER cube and jerrycan are part of Oxfam's clean water equipment provision. Oxfam's pre-positioned LIFESAVER stock be be deployed within 48 hours of a humanitarian disaster.

Emergency water filtration

In an emergency, access to clean water needs to be secured within hours. Being prepared for unforeseen natural and human led emergencies means having a guaranteed access to clean water and a plentiful supply.

LIFESAVER® products are microbiological water filters which use ultra filtration technology to filter out viruses, bacteria, cysts and parasites from contaminated water sources. LIFESAVER® water filters meet an adaption of NSF Protocol 231 based on recommendations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). LIFESAVER bottles filter bacteria to a minimum of Log 6 (99.9999%), Viruses to a minimum of Log 4 (99.99%) and Cysts to a minimum of Log 3 (99.9%).

LIFESAVER® technology will filter rainwater, water taken directly from lakes, rivers, ponds, or from an unreliable mains water supply to make thousands of litres / gallons of clean water. With LIFESAVER's heat sealed aluminium barrier foil products, the life of LIFESAVER technology is extended by up to 10 years so that you can filter your own drinking water, when you need it most.

Prolonging product life for 10 years.

Proven emergency drinking water supply

An emergency water supply is critical in the hours and days following a disaster situation breaking. LIFESAVER® technology has been tried, tested and proven in the toughest outdoor, military and aid environments. In August 2014, LIFESAVER cubes were airdropped into Iraq to provide civilians with a a supply of emergency drinking water. LIFESAVER® products are robust, reliable, easy to use, and sustainable - our most portable product provides up to 20,000 litres / 5,283 US gallons of clean drinking water.

Extended Shelf Life

The extended shelf life is due to the Aluminium barrier foil which has a water vapour diffusion rate which is 80 times slower than standard packaged polyethylene.

Aluminium acts as a barrier to prevent water vapour from entering the pack. Water Vapour transition rate (W.V.T.R): less than 0.01 gm/m2/24hr.

Aluminium performs the same protection in reverse - retains glycerine within the hollow fibre membranes

Eliminates corrosion of product

Put a LIFESAVER® water filter in your bug out bag. Whether it's a LIFESAVER specifically designed emergency preparedness pack, or a single LIFESAVER bottle - effectively plan for your family's water requirements, beyond bottled or canned water.

Long-term clean water programmes

LIFESAVER can provide long-term water supplies for both humanitarian workers and the people they’re helping. Bulk decontamination systems can be rapidly installed and will reliably deliver large volumes of clean water.

Recently LIFESAVER, working with the UK DFiD and the Ministry of Health and Water, helped provide a community in Sierra Leone with clean water from a C2 system. The C2 can purify up to two million litres of water – enough to support a community of 100 people for 27 years.

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