March – Water and Sanitation Month

Sanitation and Hygiene

2.6 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. 6,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by lack of sanitation and unsafe water.

What you can do

  • Improve sanitation facilities by providing toilets and latrines that flush to a sewer or safe enclosure.
  • Promote good hygiene habits through education. Proper hand washing, with soap and water, can reduce diarrhea cases by up to 45%.

Improve Access to Water and Water Quality

water6 hours per day are spent by women in some rural parts of Africa collecting water from a remote source. 884 million people don’t have clean drinking water.

What you can do –

  • Implement rainwater harvesting systems to collect and store rainwater for drinking, irrigation, or recharging underground aquifers.
  • Build water wells to extract groundwater from underground aquifers.
  • Provide point of use home water filters, such as ceramic or sand filters, to make drinking water safe.
  • Promote low-cost solutions, such as chlorine tablets or plastic bottles that can be exposed to sunlight, to improve water quality.

World Water Day is 22nd March. It is a good time to remember how fortunate we are and consider how we can help others less fortunate.

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“Just as Rotary itself can never keep its place unless it is constantly growing, so each individual Rotary club cannot afford to stand still while the stream of life moves onward.”

— EverForward!, THE ROTARIAN, February 1941

About Us

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business, professional and community leaders. Clubs are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Richly rewarding, the Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo gives you the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ and to have a positive impact in our community and internationally.

A highly active and prosperous Club, we raise money and provide support for many local, national and international projects that seek to improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. We work within the Phillip Island and San Remo communities, alongside other charitable organisations, schools, individuals and businesses to make a difference in the world.

We are an active Club within the wider Rotary network and we are proud of the work we do. You can find out more about or Club and projects by clicking on the images below. You are welcome to attend any of our Monday meetings and we delight in growing our membership so if you want to make a difference in the lives of others, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.