Only 29% of Cambodians currently have access to improved water sources. Lack of access to safe drinking water is one of the main causes of disease in Cambodia. The Ceramic Water Purifier (CWP) Project is a 5-year plan to make clean water available to 75,000 households and to create a sustainable, self-financing industry to continue long-term CWP distribution. The CWP effectively removes bacteriological contamination, through a filtering system, making water safe for human consumption.
Develop production plants; train distributors and retailers; promote CWP to raise awareness and create demand; control quality to assure that CWPs distributed meet quality standards; and transfer ongoing activities to the private sector.
75,000 families will have affordable clean water by 2010, 1,500 households in first year. IDE will facilitate distribution systems; prepare long-term marketing plans; improve production processes; reduce costs; and strengthen distribution networks.