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Running water is something we often take for granted. But imagine if you did not have access to clean water at the turning of a tap. That is the reality for 1 in 10 people worldwide.
Now imagine if you did not have access to an adequate toilet. That is the reality for 1 in 3 people worldwide.
Rotary is committed to a sustainable approach to sanitation and hygiene. We don’t just build wells or toilets and walk away.
Our projects educate communities to maintain functioning water systems and understand the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene practices.
When children understand the process of disease transmission and good hygiene, schools and homes become healthier environments, meaning communities can develop and grow.
When a mother does not have to walk for hours every single day to collect water, she has the opportunity to earn an income for her family.
That is the power of water.
Rotarian wins Nobel Prize
This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a Rotarian.
Benjamin List, a member of the Rotary Club Mülheim a. d. Ruhr-Schloß Broich, and the Scottish-born U.S. researcher David W.C. MacMillan received this year’s prestigious award. Both have developed methods for accelerating chemical reactions.