Rotary Water Projects Fight Disease (Aired Jan. 15, 2010)
Tansukh Dorawala, Rotary District 7210’s District Governor for 2011-12, discusses the world’s water crisis and the way Rotary specifically addresses water filtration in developing countries. Unsanitary water is responsible for about 80 percent of the diseases in developing countries and a huge number of deaths, especially among children. Specific devices provided through Rotary projects, such as easy-to-use, inexpensive water filtration units, can clear water of disease-causing microbes. Rotarian volunteers fan out across the world to visit countries in need, especially in their outlying areas. Their mission is to convince residents that clean water will improve the health of their community and to set up such units.