Steigenberger 1x1 - Social commitment meets climate protection
Social projects are important to us. That's why we are working with the non-profit climate protection organization atmosfair to promote water treatment technology in Egypt. Our guests also play a role: for each reservation made on our website we donate 1 euro. This money is used to support the construction of four solar water treatment plants in the desert region "Western Desert" in Egypt.
The villages with 50 to 1000 households do not have drinking water purification yet. Residents currently consume water directly from the well that contains iron and manganese. Especially children and weak people can easily fall ill. Seven plants have already been put into operation successfully, but there is a need for many more plants.
Environmentally friendly treatment of drinking water
The water treatment plans that we fund are solar powered and function without any external power or added chemicals. The water is cleaned and disinfected using mechanical filtration so that harmful substances like iron and manganese are filtered out. Dangerous germs are also killed.
Each one of the four plants can treat up to 20,000 litres of water a day and supply thousands of people with clean drinking water.
Sustainable development with clean drinking water
With our water treatment plans, we support sustainable growth in the region:
- Several thousand people living in the region now have access to clean drinking water.
- At the same time, the number of diseases that occur due to health risks associated with unclean water have been reduced
- Participation in the construction and maintenance of the plants offers local inhabitants additional opportunities for employment and training.
- With these solar powered plants, we also contribute to protecting the environment since inhabitants no longer have to cook their water on wood fires and thus create less emissions.