- HARNESSING EFFORTS – WATER
- WATER AND SANITATION PROJECTS
- MOBILE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Quick Response to Emergencies
Mobile Water Treatment Plants in Mexico and Colombia
AFTER THE EARTHQUAKES HIT THE SOUTH OF MEXICO IN SEPTEMBER, WE STOPPED MEASURING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN COMMUNITIES IN KILOMETERS AND DECIDED TO SHORTHEN THE DISTANCE THROUGH A JOINT EFFORT.
Location: Ixtaltepec, Juchitán and Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, México; Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia
Partners: Coca-Cola FEMSA, OXXO, Heineken, Solistica and Cruz Roja Colombiana
Total Investment: USD $12,939.23 in Mexico, USD $12,500.00 in Colombia
FEMSA Foundation’s Investment: USD $12,939.23 in Mexico, USD $12,500.00 in Colombia
Supply safe water to communities that are in a state of emergency due to natural or anthropic disasters in order to for them to have access to basic needs.
When a state of emergency arises, especially due to natural disasters, water supply is a challenge that must be solved immediately. In 2017, we aided in two situations in Mexico and Colombia respectively.
After the earthquake hindered the region in September, we arrived in Oaxaca, Mexico. With the mobile water treatment plants on board, we delivered more than 190,111 liters of safe water in Ixtaltepec, Juchitan and Tehuantepec.
In Colombia, we responded to the flooding of the Mocoa, Mulato and Sancoyaco rivers. For two weeks, we managed to deliver over 1 million liters of safe water.
The best way to reduce impact when facing a natural disaster is to be prepared. With the Mobile Water Treatment Plants, we shorten distances and work with affected communities to help them get back on their feet and move forward.