Katie Alcott – 2017

Access to fresh drinking water is a basic human right, and yet significant numbers of people around the world still drink contaminated water or travel many miles on foot to collect their daily requirement. Small, grass-roots projects that embrace local culture and provide appropriate solutions can make a real difference to lives one small step at a time.

This talk illustrates how innovative fund-raising models and a dedicated team can bring real change to distant communities. Overseas Development Drinking water, Aid, Charity, Development, Infrastructure, Katie Alcott is an award-winning social entrepreneur who founded FRANK Water in 2005 after suffering dysentery from drinking dirty water in India.

As CEO of the organisation, she oversees the development and delivery of the overall strategy and has worked tirelessly with her team to improve access to safe water, sanitation & hygiene in India. Katie lives in Colwall, near Malvern, UK.

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