Water Projects

"Clean affordable water for everyone"


SCVD decided to make the delivery of clean water to rural communities a priority project to improve health and hygiene. Our strategy is to install clean water systems in schools, villages, orphanages, hospitals, health centres, and places of worship.

Below are some key factors SCVD researched as part of the implementation of a scalable rural community water filtration system:

  1. What is polluting the water?
  2. Is there a simple, cheap and sustainable solution to clean the water?
  3. Where does the community get their water supply? (river, well, lake, pond)
  4. What is the most efficient way to implement the project?
  5. Can the availability of clean water be sustained?
  6. What logistics are required to sustain the project?
  7. How do we educate the people to change their habits?
  8. How do we monitor and ensure success of the project?
  9. How to scale up to offer clean water to more communities in need?


Water contamination in Cambodia

The most common form of water contamination in rural communities is microbial contamination. The effects are immediate. Children and the elderly are most likely to be affected. Every year 9.4 million people get diarrhoea, 60% of the population do not have access to clean drinking water, and there are 1,000 cases of cholera. 8% of children under the age of 5 years die, mainly due to unclean water and poor hygiene.