Water Access
Programme across India


India lags behind the rest of the world in access to safe drinking water: an estimated 97 million people are still un-served with improved drinking water sources (WHO/UNICEF, 2012). Especially the poorest and most disadvantaged households have the lowest access to an adequate water source. Unsafe and unsustainable drinking water supply is a major national economic burden in India.
The vision of Spring Health is to “provide safe and affordable drinking water to one and all”. In addition, the goal is to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases and the related expenses for medical treatment. The enterprise addresses the problem of safe drinking water access in rural India by offering customers a ten-liter jerry can with safe water at a cost that is around sixty times less expensive compared to alternative products, such as bottled water or packet water. Spring Health has in place a very rigorous monitoring procedure to ensure that the water quality meets World Health Organization standards.
The goal behind this project team is to bring together international expertise in the two complementary fields of carbon finance and household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) in order to develop innovative and scalable business models to bring safe drinking water to millions of people while protecting the natural environment and inducing related socio-economic benefits for the targeted communities

Safe drinking water

reduces sick leaves for workers and farmers. Water is treated with various processes and is safe from water borne diseases which is a growing concern for people in India and helps reduce medical bills.

Employment opportunities

for new technicians, assistants, office staff and other related jobs. Reduction in wood consumption implies more opportunity for productive activity

Annual average emission

reduction over the crediting period: 60,000 tCO2/year and 300,0000 tCO2 for 5 years.

Background of Project

VNV Advisory and GIZ are initiating an umbrella programme known as the Programme of Activities (PoA) which is best described as an evolution of carbon offset mechanisms to address issues of asymmetries of participation for small-scale project activities in key community-oriented areas that have not been reached through the traditional approach; mainly due to low volume of emission reductions against high transaction costs.

The Benefits

The umbrella programme will include sectors of water intake, purification, distribution and treatment.