Sail for Water
The United Nations recognize access to safe and clean drinking water as a fundamental right. However, unclean water is wreaking havoc among the world’s poorest populations, and remains the major cause of death in the world. This scourge affects children in particular. As a sponsor of Sail for Water, Arkema is taking action to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.
A humanitarian round-the-world tour on a sailing boat
Three young French people inspired by a common drive for entrepreneurship and solidarity are responsible for the Sail for Water NGO.
At every stop-over, Sail for Water meets with disadvantaged populations, touched in their daily lives by a lack of access to drinking water and sanitation facilities. A true nautical and humanitarian challenge.
In partnership with local associations, the NGO aims to:
- Distribute drinking water filters,
- Raise awareness of hygiene in communities in need in order to minimize risks of contamination and disease.
On Saturday 24 June, Arkema celebrated the return of Sail for Water. After sailing the planet's oceans for over 20 months, the crew dropped anchor in the bay of Toulon.
The Sail for Water NGO...
The microfiltration membrane technology
These hollow fiber filter cartridges manufactured from Kynar® PVDF fluorinated polymers offer superior performance. This process ensures extremely fine filtration of suspended particles in water.
The water is driven under low pressure through thousands of semi-permeable and porous hollow fibers. The organic fiber membranes retain suspended solids as well as elements such as micro-organisms and bacteria. Once filtered, the unsanitary water is fit for drinking and totally safe.