In many popular travel destinations, most people have no access to public water supplies. Water from wells and springs is rarely checked for pathogenic activity. Especially among poorer and rural populations, surface water also often serves drinking water - with all of the related health consequences.
Basically, any water can be transformed into clean drinking water. But travelers should know that you cannot simply scoop it up from a gutter. Depending on the type and degree of contamination as well as local conditions, there are several different treatments available to ensure your water is safe to drink.
Tropical and subtropical travel destinations are becoming increasingly popular. Instead of the well-known and classic holiday destinations of the Mediterranean, journeys to exotic lands requires certain health precautions.
The goal of this Water Guide is to provide information on drinking water when traveling and, in particular, to demonstrate practical and simple methods for water treatment and purification. With the correct knowledge, you can drastically decrease the risk of illness with just a few steps.
Enjoy your travels and return home healthy!