UN declares Nov 19 as World Toilet Day

Through a unanimous vote by its 193-member states, the UN has officially declared Nov 19 as World Toilet Day. “Sanitation for All” is the first resolution that Singapore has tabled in its 48 years as part of the UN. UN-Deputy Secretary Jan Eliasson said annual observance of World Toilet Day will “go a long way […]

Clean drinking water brings cheer to schoolchildren across three rural schools in Kandal Province

It is not difficult to spot a tube-well while walking around the rural school compound in Kandal Province, Cambodia. They used to be the main source of drinking water but these tube-wells are now used by students and staff for other purposes such as watering plants and cleaning. Instead, students and staff ration what water […]

Water Tanks of Hope : Lien AID CEO speaks on Singapore Radio Station 938Live’s breakfast club

In May this year, Lien AID CEO Koh Lian Hock was invited as a guest on Singapore Radio Station 938Live’s daily morning programme. He candidly shared with listeners on the water and sanitation crisis in Asia and how Lien AID’s Gift of Water programmes are working towards changing the worlds of poor rural communities in […]

No more a pipe dream : Water project pipes clean water to rural village in Northern China

With water piped directly to my home, I can spend this winter in ease, knowing that I no longer have to take the 45 minute walk to the public well to draw water,” says Zhao Xiao Qiu. Winters in China, especially in the Northern provinces average temperatures between -10 to -30 degrees Celsius and yet […]

Eight local champions selected in efforts to pipe clean water into homes in rural China

In rural China, hours spent trekking to the nearest water source only yields villagers as much water as he can carry home. During the annual drought, this worsens as villagers are forced to ration whatever little water they manage to collect from increasingly parched water sources. In its second instalment, a revolutionary collaboration between Lien […]

Harmful medical wastewater made safe for the environment

Rural communities living near four district hospitals (with a capacity of 100-200 sick beds) in the Nghe An Province (Vietnam) breathed a sigh of relief as medical facilities were equipped earlier this year, to treat harmful medical wastewater making it safe before release into the surrounding environment. Poor infrastructure had left these communities at high […]

Getting affordable drinking water made easier on the polluted Ton Le Sap

A few months ago, most of the people living in several remote floating and flooded villages in Kampong Chhnang Province of Cambodia drank directly from the polluted Ton Le Sap, putting them at high risk of water-related illnesses such as diarrhoea. This is because the Ton Le Sap lake is heavily polluted with human and […]

Every drop counts: Singapore World Water Day 2013

Water is precious; every drop counts. Lien AID marked Singapore World Water Day 2013 together with an estimated 25, 000 people across 15 locations island-wide in an event organised by the Public Utilities Board Singapore. At the anchor location Marina Barrage, Lien AID raised awareness about the poor access to clean water that still faces […]

Lien AID and the China Association of Poverty Alleviation and Development in Collaboration to Empower Local Champions in Improving Water Conditions at Poor Rural Villages

‘With water, I see hope for my village. The township and county governments are very supportive of plans for the village to embark in greenhouse farming and cultivation of herbs for sales.’ – Student Village Officer from Gansu Province. Lien AID continues with a revolutionary collaboration with the China Association of Poverty Alleviation and Development […]