By Mathieu Champoux

The importance of water for Kersia Group

A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Target 6.3 of Objective 6, targeted by Kersia

By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

This is one of the key issues identified by Kersia, given its two strategic areas for a circular economy: water and plastics.

 

 

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In 2019 we supplied in excess of 30 billion litres of water throughout the World with our Aquatabs technologies.

Given the nature of its business, Kersia, a committed player in water conservation and the world leader in water disinfection tablets with its AQUATABS® product, is taking steps today to ensure that everyone has access to the water they need tomorrow. There are three separate strands to this approach:

  • Providing cleaning and disinfection solutions that limit water consumption in the farming and food sectors.
  • Treating the water that is withdrawn to make it safe to drink, to ensure food safety using local resources.
  • Equipping our industrial sites with water treatment methods to allow for water reuse in the manufacture of our products.

 

Kersia, with its AQUATABS® brand is the world leader in the production of water disinfection tablets and small water treatment systems.

Over 1 Billion  Aquatabs® effervescent tablets are used in emergency water treatment during disasters, but also daily in areas where water is not safe, treating over 10 billion litres of water per annum.

Kersia is a major partner of all the largest international aid agencies and ministries of health around the developing world.

Kersia also provides small-volume water treatment systems, providing, for example over 15,000 schools in Africa with safe water and protecting over 5 million vulnerable children. (Aquatabs Flo, Aquatabs InLine).

 

Kersia’s concrete actions in Canada

Reducing water consumption in manufacturing processes at the Louiseville plant

To reduce water consumption, Choisy has optimized the manufacturing processes of its products in the factory. A strategic plan has been established to recover cooling water from the mill’s water management systems to be used in the finished product manufacturing processes. High velocity nozzles have also recently been installed to wash the manufacturing tanks, which has significantly reduced the volume of water used for washing production equipment. With these water conservation measures, Choisy Laboratories has seen a total reduction of 30% in its water consumption even though the company has experienced significant growth in the production of finished products.

 

Water plays a major role in the fight against COVID-19

Hand Hygiene: 1st line of defence against the spread of Coronavirus. Kersia encourages frequent hand washing, especially in critical situations where the risk of contamination is high.

According to the United Nations website: “By 2050, up to 5.7 billion people could be living in areas where water is scarce for at least one month a year.”

“Water is our most precious resource, a ‘blue gold’ to which more than 2 billion people do not have direct access,”

Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

 

 

 

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