As announced by the World Economic Forum January 2015, the water crisis is the No 1 global risk based on its impact to society (as a measure of devastation), and the No 8 global risk based on likelihood (occurring within 10 years). Throughout the world, 840,000 people die each year of water related diseases.
We at MACS are proud to be able to contribute our bit towards reducing water related risks and contribute to global development goals. Through its services, MACS has assisted the rehabilitation and establishment of over 700 water and sanitation networks, which are now providing over 1,000 different urban and rural communities, amounting to roughly 800,000 people, with uninterrupted fresh water and sanitation supply. According to the World Health Organisation, the combination of safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities is a precondition for success in the fight against poverty and hunger (Millennium Development Goal 1), primary education (Goal 2), gender equality and women empowerment (Goal 3), child mortality (Goal 4), maternal health (Goal 5), HIV/AIDS and Malaria (Goal 6), ensure environmental sustainability (Goal 7) and develop global partnerships (Goal 8).