Inmarsat supports Planet Water Foundation campaign

17 March 2015: On World Water Day – 22 March – Planet Water Foundation will attempt to build 24 AquaTowers in 24 Cambodian communities in just 24 hours, to bring clean, safe drinking water to 24,000 people.

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Inmarsat is teaming up with partners Applied Satellite Technology (AST) and Cobham SATCOM to support Planet Water Foundation and enable its Project 24 initiative to be shared with a worldwide audience over Inmarsat’s BGAN X-Stream service.

Live video of the AquaTowers being built will be captured at each of the 24 locations in Cambodia and streamed on Project 24’s website, to share all the action as it unfolds in real-time. Followers will also be updated through their social media channels thanks to Inmarsat’s BGAN Internet connectivity.

Raise awareness

“Inmarsat is proud to support Planet Water Foundation and its Project 24 initiative,” said Greg Ewart, President, Inmarsat Enterprise.

“The unique capabilities and reach of our network and our innovative portfolio of solutions, supported by our partners AST and Cobham SATCOM, will enable this project to be shared with the rest of the world. We hope this footage will help to raise awareness of the work Planet Water Foundation is doing in these communities of Cambodia to provide safe and clean water, which most of us take for granted.”

Almost one billion people across the globe do not have access to clean drinking water resulting in the death of 4,000 children every day from water related illnesses.

Life-changing solution

Each Planet Water AquaTower offers a life-changing water filtration solution, providing clean, safe water to support the daily drinking requirements of 1,000 people.

Mark Steele, Founder & CEO, Planet Water Foundation said: “Planet Water Foundation is grateful to have the support of Inmarsat on Project 24.

“Inmarsat’s network will enable us to stream footage live from Project 24 enabling all stakeholders to see, first hand, the impact we are making together in helping 24,000 people across 24 communicates gain access to clean, safe water for the very first time!”

Critical communications

“We are very excited to help bring Project 24 to life for a global audience” said Nada El Marji, Director, NGO Business states. “By enabling live footage of Project 24, Planet Water can let the world see the crucial aid work being done to help end water poverty, one community at a time.”

Visit the Project 24 live stream on 22 March to see the 24 AquaTowers as they are being built and the life-changing impact they will have for the people of Cambodia.