Approximately 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, but only around 2.5% of this is freshwater suitable for consumption. To many, availability of clean water is a given, but for many others, availability of water is a daily struggle. Throughout the world, 1 in 10 people do not have clean water close to their home.
World Water Day, held on the 22nd of March every year since 1993, celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. On this water awareness day, the Palintest team are making a commitment to fundraise for those without access to safe water.
Our parent company Halma plc has partnered with Water Aid, the international water charity, to help tackle the global issue of water accessibility and quality. Through a two-year campaign, the partnership will highlight the global issue of access to safe water and will provide 8,000 people in India with clean drinking water. To find out more about the Water Aid partnership click here.
Our portable water test kits are instrumental in this campaign and will be donated to villages in India to enable water quality to be monitored. We have been supporting the international development sector for many years, working hard to safeguard water for vulnerable communities across the globe. Everyone at Palintest is extremely proud that we will be playing a key role in this incredible campaign.
Helping to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) standards worldwide, our Wagtech™ portable water quality laboratories enable simple and accessible testing anywhere. Used in even the most challenging environments, our kits are used in emergency response situations to test for drinking water, for water quality testing and monitoring across multiple sites, and for long term monitoring of water supply networks in places without laboratory infrastructure. To learn more about our Wagtech™ kits visit our product page or contact our team below.
10th May 2021
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27th April 2021
Read our guide about the validation of fresh produce wash water sanitisers.