Eight communities picked to receive Solvatten units
Stockholm, Sweden, June 4, 2012: Atlas Copco has selected eight communities worldwide to receive Solvatten household water treatment units in commemoration of the World Water Day. The recipients were selected by Atlas Copco and Solvatten representatives after evaluating 35 proposals sent in by Atlas Copco employees from all over the world.
The eight communities to be awarded Solvatten units are:
The Ik tribe in the Morungole Mountains, Uganda (Proposed by Ray Shelor)
Veifa’a, Papua New Guinea (Robert Swan)
Happiness village, China (Winston Zhu)
PK Residential school for special children, India (Atlas Copco India)
Villages near Nakabango,Uganda (David Rudin)
Schools in the Dundee area, South Africa (Water for All South Africa)
Les Cayes, Haiti (Kai Altvater)
Various communities in Northeastern Brazil (Marcos Schmidt)
Atlas Copco and Solvatten will work with local non-governmental organizations in each community to distribute the units and train the users.
To read more about the World Water Day go to: www.unwater.org/worldwaterday.
Read more about Solvatten on: www.solvatten.se.
The Water for All website is found on: www.water4all.org.
For further information, please contact:
- Annika Berglund
Senior Vice President Corporate Communications
Atlas Copco AB