Nearly 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services. Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population and is projected to rise. ICCA is committed to ensuring people around the world have access to safe water sources and sanitation.

Chlorine chemistry is essential to public health, helping to provide safe drinking water and sanitation.

Before cities began routinely treating drinking water, including disinfecting it with chlorine, thousands perished every year from waterborne scourges such as cholera, typhoid fever, dysentery and hepatitis A. Today, significant strides in public health and the quality of life worldwide are directly linked to drinking water chlorination.

Wastewater treatment, including the wide use of chlorine disinfectants, is an important public health measure that helps protect us from exposure to harmful germs.

Innovative, chemistry-based technologies enable companies and communities to use less water, while recovering and repurposing wastewater for new applications.