Precious Water - Why Clean Water for This Young Schoolboy Makes My Job Seem Worthwhile

by Maryam Khalid, Assistant Public Affairs Manager at Nestlé Pakistan

A young boy smiles at the camera in Kabirwala, Pakistan, while his father looks on happily, as they collect clean drinking water. It’s an image that I love, one it motivates me in my work on water as Assistant Public Affairs Manager at Nestlé Pakistan.

We can’t take water for granted

Ammar, that’s the boy’s name, and his father, were benefiting from a facility that we built to provide people with free access to clean drinking water, near our factory in Kabirwala. It’s one of the six facilities that we’ve built across Pakistan in recent years.

Carnival Cruise Line Partners With Clean the World to Assist in Global Soap Recycling Initiative


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Organization’s First Large-Scale Cruise Partner, Carnival to Donate Nearly 40 Tons of Recycled Soap Each Year to Communities in Need Worldwide

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Nestlé is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. To do this it works alongside partners to create shared value, contributing to society while ensuring the long-term success of its business.

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At the event, WBCSD played an important role in facilitating multi-stakeholder collaborations, while showcasing business innovations and best practice on water.

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This is part two in a series highlighting the Lipman Family Prize. Read part one here, and stay tuned for part three.

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Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

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ARLINGTON, VA, October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Around the world, 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water, and 2.6 billion have inadequate sanitation. Every 20 seconds, a child dies of preventable water-borne disease. These water-related challenges stunt international development and economic growth around the world. In response, Know Obstacles, Global Water Challenge and H2O for Life are teaming up to bring awareness of these challenges.

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