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Hand watering young plant

Safe Water Gardens

Using digital technology to fight the world sanitation crisis together

The “Safe Water Gardens” project was brought to life by a coalition of educators, concerned citizens, and business partners. I am incredibly proud and honored to be a co-founder of “Safe Water Gardens”. To help build this organization is not an obligation, but a privilege.

Some of our 40-member team in Bintan Island, Indonesia
A few people from our 40-member team visit Bintan Island, Indonesia
Students participate in educational programs
People of all ages get involved in local community projects

Sanitation saves lives, but billions of people live without access to even the most basic sanitation services. Globally, 61% of the population (4.5 billion people) lack “safely managed sanitation” – meaning access to a toilet or latrine that leads to treatment or safe disposal of human waste.*

In Indonesia alone, where the “Safe Water Gardens” project originates, 370 children under the age of 5 die from contact with contaminated water every day.**

Sanitation prevents the spread of disease, promotes human dignity and has a positive impact on the environment. “The right to water and sanitation is foundational to several sustainable development goals,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization.

* WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program 2017
** UNICEF report Oct 2016

The story behind

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The story behind

Our vision is to provide a safe and affordable sanitation system for every home in rural areas worldwide. We use digitalization features to connect people around the globe who are adapting the system to their region and needs. Together we will build 100 million Safe Water Gardens.

People and technology are a powerful force to address social and environmental challenges. For nonprofit organizations, unlocking this potential to achieve greater impact is a key task.

Mike Flache,
Co-Founder Safe Water Gardens

We are thankful for the organizations working with us

World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Universitas Gadjah Mada
University of Technology Eindhoven
Sinar Mas Group
LooLa Adventure Resort
Musim Mas
National University of Singapore
Credit Suisse
Luther LLP
BCSD Singapore
AS Schneider Group
Great Eastern – A member of the OCBC Group
Damen Shipyards Singapore
Brain Pool