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9.3 million people reached with safe water or sanitation!

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CAWST announces annual results – 9.3 million people using better drinking water or sanitation

CALGARY, August 12, 2014 – CAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, released its latest annual results on Tuesday, showing that 9.3 million people are currently using better water or sanitation technologies as a result of projects implemented by CAWST's clients. 

The Calgary-based non-profit has set a goal of reaching 20 million people with better drinking water or basic sanitation by 2020, and its latest annual results show a further 1.8 million people were reached in 2013, taking CAWST a significant step closer to its goal.

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CAWST focuses on building the skills and knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practitioners in developing countries to ensure that water and sanitation projects are sustainable, affordable and include a focus on education and training.

“These results demonstrate the strength of our model,” CAWST CEO Shauna Curry said in an announcement. “By building the skills and knowledge of WASH practitioners, we are catalyzing widespread independent action and sustained impact.”

CAWST’s annual impact on 1.8 million people in 2013 marks an increase on the 1.5 million people reached by CAWST and its clients in 2012.

The survey also shows that other organizations used CAWST’s resources to train 1.2 million people in 2013. A total of 3.3 million people have been trained using CAWST’s WASH resources.

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