In partnership we UNICEF, Cotes has committed to giving what it takes from the air.
Because we can't physically transport the water we remove from the air to those that need it most, we had to find a partner with the right freshwater initiatives to help make this possible.
Learn more about the UNICEF "WASH" initiative.
When children don’t have access to clean water, it negatively impacts their health, nutrition, education and every other aspect of their lives. Girls, women and people living with disabilities are particularly impacted.
The United Nations' goals include achieving access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030. Yet, the current level of global investment is about one-third of what is needed to achieve this target.
The availability of water alone is not enough to keep children healthy, it must also be safe, attainable and affordable.
This means that:
- Water must come from a reliable source like a well, a tap or a hand-pump
- Water must be free from faecal and chemical contamination
- Water must be readily available for at least 12 hours a day and located on the premises of a child's household or within reasonable reach.
In many countries, though, children and women serve as the carriers of water for the entire family, exposing them to many safety risks and vulnerabilities.