World Water Day 2022

Access to clean water is the commodity taken for granted in most developed countries.
However, ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ ๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š ๐ญ๐จ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ• ๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ.

On World Water Day, let’s be reminded that the climate change is likely to make access to clean water supplies even harder in many parts of the world. According to some estimates, as much as ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ-๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐โ€™๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐›๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“.
๐€๐’๐ ๐…๐€๐’๐“ ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง are equipped with a reverse osmosis unit (RO 1500) which generates high pressure to force contaminated water through membranes. Water can easily be supplied on the ground for ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐ฅ/๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง) ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ‘.๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ (๐Ÿ•,๐Ÿ“๐ฅ/๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง) ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐š๐ฒ. Due to the high quality of the water it can even be used to serve medical centers and hospitals.
The water treatment units enable the medical teams to work independently and mobile.
The focus is always on improving food security for children, access to clean water, hygiene measures in schools and communities, and sustainable livelihoods for the local population.
Tropical Cyclone Eloise hit Mozambique on 23 January 2021, bringing devastating winds and extreme rainfall in Beira and surrounding districts. The ASB team has started relief measures directly after the tropical storm was over, at first distributing food and safe drinking water, and then building water purification systems and educating local population and colleagues in the field on proper usage of it.
In 2016, Hurricane “Matthew” has left enormous destructions in large parts of Haiti, with more than 750.000 people in need of help. ASB team was there right after the storm was over, helping people in need. In August 2021, Haiti faced an earthquake with severe consequences.
7 months after, ASB continues to give access to drinking water to the people of Southern St Louis. More than million litres of water have been distributed, thanks to ASB teams and young volunteers who put themselves in the service to their citizens.
ย ย ย 
ASB teams prepare and run the WASH services all over the world, from the refugee camps to local communities hit by the natural disaster. ๐–๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ.

๐‘ซ๐’Š๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜?
๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐จ๐๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ% ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ and we lose it through our urine, sweat, faeces and breath. If we use or lose more fluid than we take in, our bodies become dehydrated and cannot carry out their normal functions.

The first stage of dehydration is thirst, happening when ๐Ÿ% ๐’๐’‡ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’…๐’š ๐’˜๐’†๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’๐’”๐’•. Since that moment, body saves all the remaining moisture: kidneys send less water to bladder, urine gets dark, we sweat less, so our body temperature rises, our blood becomes thicker and more concentrated, our cardiovascular system has to work harder to keep our blood pressure up, so the heart rate increases.

๐–๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐Ÿ’% ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ, blood pressure drops and fainting can occur.

In the third stage, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐Ÿ•% ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ, in order to survive body slows blood flow to non-vital organs, such as your kidneys and gut, causing damage.

Even mild dehydration can leave us feeling more tired and less able to perform physically, and when exercising or working in a hot environment, the human body can lose between 1.5-3 litres of water every hour due to sweat. Luckily, dehydration is reversible and by replacing body water, a full recovery is likely.

๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘˜๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘œ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ด๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘€๐‘–โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘๐‘ง, ๐‘Ž๐‘› 18-๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ-๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐ด๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘˜๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘œ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘“๐‘ก ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ 18 ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› 1979 ๐‘Ž๐‘“๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“๐‘“๐‘–๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘š. ๐ป๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐บ๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘Š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘ .

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