UEA is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2016 NSW WaterAid Ball. The event takes place at the Sydney Town Hall on the 29th October 2016 and is the water industry’s most prestigious and enjoyable networking event of the year – all in the name of a most worthy cause.
You may not be aware, but one in ten of the world’s population does not have access to safe water, and a child will die every 21 seconds from an easily preventable water-related disease. WaterAid has reached more than 15 million people, providing them with safe water since 1981 and providing 11 million people with sanitation since 2004.
WaterAid provides local communities with local skills and practical, sustainable technologies to achieve lasting improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene education.
They currently operate in 27 countries including Australia’s neighbours, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Timor-Leste. New programs are also being established in Laos and Cambodia. The WaterAid program in PNG has helped to improve water, sanitation and hygiene education. In 2011/2012, WaterAid provided 11,000 people in PNG with sanitation, and since 2005, WaterAid has reached 44,000 people in PNG with clean water.
For more information visit www.wateraidaustralia.org/au.