FAS and + Water Alliance announced expansion for World Water Forum, Brasilia-DF

2 by April of 2018 - New partners and investments will take the program to 50 thousand people in 100 eight states communities

Launch partners met during World Water Forum, Brasilia-DF | Photo: Danilo da Mata / Coca-Cola

In partnership with Coca-Cola Brazil Institute and Alliance participants Water +, the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) this Monday (19) the results of the first year of the program and increasing the number of states, partners and investments. The information was presented during the 8th World Water Forum, It is held until the next day 23 in Brasilia. In line with the theme of the event, – “sharing Water” - the announcement reinforces the purpose and commitment of FAS and + Water Alliance to expand capillary, quality and impact on a growing number of communities in the region in which it operates.

The participation of FAS at the event has the support of Latam Airlines Brazil.

If in the first year of operation the + Water invested approximately R $ 1,5 million, impacting 15 communities and 4 thousand people in Ceará, Amazonas and Pará, in 2018, the program will be expanded from three to eight states, it's from 15 for 100 communities, serving 50 thousand people with access to safe water in a sustainable manner also in Minas Gerais, Holy Spirit, Pernambuco, Bahia and Piaui.

This expansion is possible both by expanding the planned investment - in 2018, the estimate is R $ 7 million - as the number of partners, passing from nine to 14 organizations, between them, NGOs working over water, companies and support organizations.

According to the Instituto Trata Brazil, 35 million Brazilians do not have access to treated water in their homes. Desse total, 20 million are in rural and remote areas of Brazil. The Water + Alliance aims to unite the main organizations working on access to water in Brazil to work on innovative solutions, with a significant and lasting impact, promoting the exchange of ideas and strengthening the entities. Alliance also participate companies, foundations and supporting institutions.

The announcement was made at the booth of Coca-Cola Brazil and Water Alliance + with the presence of Virgilio Viana, superintendent by FAS, Pedro Rios, Vice President of Corporate Relations of Coca-Cola Brazil, and representatives of 14 organizations of the Water Alliance +, which are:

  • Instituto Coca-Cola Brasil
  • Banco do Nordeste
  • Avina Foundation
  • Instituto Trata Brazil (SP)
  • Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (AM)
  • SISAR Ceará (Integrated Rural Sanitation System)
  • WTT (World-Transforming Technologies)
  • Health and Happiness Project (PA)
  • Coca-Cola Brasil
  • CPCD - Popular Center for Culture and Development (MG)
  • Caritas Fishing (ON)
  • Associations Center (BA)
  • ABES - EN (Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering - Holy Spirit)
  • ASPROC - Farmers Association Carauari - AM