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EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CLEAN WATER.

OUR VISION

We are committed to creating three of the most important prerequisites for a healthy life: clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene.

It is as clear as it is known to be: Water is the basis of all life. As trivial as this insight is, in times of climate change and a growing world population, it is becoming more of a global challenge every day. Especially when you look at the topic in all its complexity.

 

In order to support people, for example, in India, to achieve their right to clean water, water supply must always be seen in the context of sanitation and hygiene practices.

 

This is precisely where the work of the Viega Foundation comes into play.

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OUR TOPICS

THE VIEGA FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 6TH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL OF THE UN*:

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CLEAN WATER

2 billion people* had no access to a safe drinking water supply in 2020.

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BASIC SANITATION

46% of the world's population* did not have access to safe sanitation in 2020.

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HYGIENE

Unsafe hygiene practices cause an estimated 1.4 million deaths annually*.

*WHO / UNICEF 2023

*WHO / UNICEF 2023

The United Nations (UN) has defined a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its 2030 Agenda, to promote long-term peace and prosperity and to protect our planet. Since 2016, all countries have been working to translate this shared vision to fight poverty and reduce inequalities into national development plans.

See www.unric.org

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JOINING FORCES. EMPOWERING PEOPLE.

Every human being has the right to a dignified and healthy life. If we all commit ourselves together and contribute the skills and resources at our disposal as effectively as possible, we can realise this ideal image with our combined forces. We are very much convinced of it.

As a corporate foundation of the Viega Group, one of the world's leading family-owned companies in the installation industry, we operate in the context of the topic of water.

For Viega, water is a subject close to its heart. For us, as a foundation, it is a humanitarian opportunity. The opportunity, in tandem with safe sanitation and hygiene practices, to create the basic conditions for the most important thing in the world: Health.

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WATER

+ SANITATION

+ HYGIENE

=

 WASH 

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INDIA: GREAT CHALLENGES MEET GOOD CONDITIONS.

One of our most important goals is to support funding projects with the greatest possible effectiveness. A part of this approach is to start with our support where we believe we can make the biggest impact. Without question, India is one of them.

 

The Indian subcontinent is one of the regions in the world where WASH is a critical issue. At the same time, India is pushing ahead with sanitation and water supply for the population with a lot of effort. We support this spirit of optimism with innovative technologies, holistic solutions and partnership-based consulting on an equal footing.

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5.2%

of GDP is lost in India due to inadequate sanitation.

Source: WSP

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ONLY 49%

of India's rural population had access to safe drinking water in 2015.

Source: NITI Aayog

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37.7 MILLION

Indians are affected by water-borne diseases every year.

Source: UNICEF

THE FUTURE DEPENDS
ON WHAT WE DO
IN THE PRESENT.

MAHATMA GANDHI

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