Dan joins WaterAid in Nepal
Danaher & Walsh’s Managing Director Dan Danaher has recently visited Nepal as part of an Anglian Water-led taskforce delegation.
The group visited the mountainous South Asian country in conjunction with leading charity WaterAid, who carry out developmental work in Nepal relating to water supply and sanitation.
Dan was joined by senior executives from Anglian Water, as well as directors from a number of other Anglian Water partners.
The delegation was working with the Nepal Water Supply Corporation to advise on a proposed water and sewage infrastructure development in Lahan, in the south-east of the country.
It also met with the British Ambassador to Nepal Richard Morris at the British Embassy Kathmandu on World Water Day, 22nd March.
In Nepal, 600 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. This accounts for a third of all child deaths overall.
Speaking about the visit, Dan said: “The visit was humbling and eye-opening. It’s very easy to take for granted a clean water supply and a basic system of sanitation.
“The current lack of decent infrastructure is leading to countless deaths every year. The work that WaterAid does is absolutely crucial. By providing clean water and sanitation, these needless deaths can be prevented, so it is a very worthwhile cause.”