- What we do
- What we say
- Who we are
- Get involved
- Finding help
People need water to survive. We drink water, we use it for hygienic purposes, we give it to our livestock and use it to irrigate the fields, we use large quantities of it in industry, we produce energy with it and transport our goods on it. Because water is vital to human survival, access to sufficient and clean water is a human right. And yet,
Just as the use and availability of water varies, so the Caritas water projects also differ accordingly. Springs are tapped, wells drilled, dams and sanitary installations built. Caritas is involved in awareness-raising work on water use and hygiene, establishes rules for water utilisation rights and mitigates the worst impacts of disasters by building flood protection dams and taking protective measures against soil erosion. And true to its commitment to helping people to help themselves, Caritas brings together local government representatives, village water committees and craftsmen so they can solve their problems themselves.
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