Clean drinking water
for Uganda -Kaliro Safe Water project

Avoidance of CO22from clean drinking water without boiling

Polluted water is the most common cause of death south of the Sahara. For this reason, the KALIRO SAFE WATER project has the objective of allowing people access to clean drinking water through well drilling and its maintenance.


Dies ist ein Landkarte von Afrika mit Uganda.

Kaliro District, Uganda


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Gold Standard Foundation

Gold Standard VER (GS VER)

approx. 10.000 t CO2


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Project benefit

  • The project saves about 10.000 tons of CO22 per year
  • Less deforestation due to lower fuel consumption and thus preserving biodiversity
  • Long-term and free supply of clean drinking water to municipalities
  • Time and financial savings in the purchase of fuel
  • Due to the reduced firewood requirement, more time remains for field work
  • Saving time and income can be invested in education
  • Healthy soils and higher yields through less deforestation
  • Less respiratory diseases and diseases caused by contaminated water
  • Women save time by fetching and boiling water
  • New workplaces for drilling and maintenance

Project background

The Kaliro Safe Water project in Uganda aims to save greenhouse gas emissions by building and maintaining drilling holes. These allow people access to clean drinking water without having to boil it. 2Hence, CO2-emissions that would normally have occurred during cooking are avoided.

The most important effect of the programme is, in addition to saving greenhouse gases, the improved health situation of local people, as they spend less time with open boilers and the associated smoke..

The consumption of contaminated drinking water is one of the most common causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa. The smoke from boiling water leads to respiratory diseases, especially for women and children. The project combats both problems while protecting the climate.

How does climate protection work with drilling holes?

2 billion people in the world have no access to drinking water. Many families have no choice but to boil water by the simplest means on open fires. This results in CO22-emissions and, depending on the region, larger areas being deforested.

By treating water chemically (e.g. with chlorine) or mechanically (with water filters) or, as in our project in Uganda, by making groundwater from wells accessible, these CO2-2emissions are avoided.

Every post counts!

Long-term and free
with clean drinking water

Saving approx. 10 000 t CO22
via less
firewood consumption

More time for field work
and education

Fewer respiratory diseases; and
diseases caused by
contaminated water

Women save time
and live safer without the long ways
for collecting firewood

Contribution to the UN sustainability goals

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Project quality standard

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Gold Standard

The Gold Standard was developed in 2003 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and more than 20 other international environmental organisations. The standard is supported by the non-profit Gold Standard Foundation based in Switzerland. Gold Standard climate protection projects are characterized by the fact that, in addition to reducing CO2,2they simultaneously contribute to sustainable development in the respective project regions.