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WECF-partner Ormax wins UN “Water for Life Best Practice Award”

Ormax won for its project coordinated by WECF the prize in the second category of “Water for Life Best Practice”

22.03.2013 | UN water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication

Ormax received the UN award for Best Practice 2013 in the category “Best participatory, communication, awareness-raising and education practices.” The award was presented because the project “Safe Water and Sanitation for all in Moldova” is an outstanding example of community mobilization, education, and cooperation.

The purpose of this UN-Water Award is to promote efforts to fulfil international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015 through the recognition of outstanding best practices that can ensure the long-term sustainable management of water resources and contribute to the achievement of internationally agreed goals and targets. This year’s award had a special focus on the topic of water cooperation.

Download the Press Release here with a short explanation of the project!

WECF coordinated the project funded by France Libertés, Milieukontakt International, Church World Service and implemented by the Moldavian partner Ormax. WECF also gave advice for implementation of Water Safety Plans and the construction of Ecosan toilets instead of the commonly used pit latrines. Especially in Moldova, with its high poverty rate and the lack of a centralized water system, the project was of great importance for the quality of life and health of the people.

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