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Oct
31

Safer water, better health

Authors: Prüss-Üstün, Annette; Bos, Robert; Gore, Fiona; Bartram, Jamie Number of pages: 53 Publication date: 2008 Language: English Download the report [pdf 2.6Mb] Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene remains one of the world’s most urgent health issues. A new WHO report shows that a staggering 9.1% of the total global burden of disease could be prevented by improving access to clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene. In 32 worst-affected countries, the figure... + read more
Oct
31

IWA-WHO Journal of Water and Health

Free access is available to the latest issue of the Journal of Water and Health, a joint venture between the International Water Association and the World Health Organization. The journal represents a joint commitment to promote high quality research and practice across the full range of challenges to harnessing water for health in developing and developed countries alike. You can access it at http://www.iwaponline.com/jwh/005/1/default.htm
Sep
25

Sanitation: slow progress, action crucial, say 2400 experts in Stockholm

Slow progress on sanitation will cause the world to badly fail the Millennium Development Goals while weak policy, poor management, increasing waste and exploding water demands are pushing the planet towards the tipping point of global water crisis. Action is crucial, stakes are high and time is running out were key messages coming from the 2008 World Water Week in Stockholm. Sanitation and hygiene, climate, water management, ecosystems and business issues were prominent programme focal... + read more
Sep
21

The Engine is Out

We took delivery of the car at Redtop Auto in San Bernardino. Bill Kirschner, the owner, is very committed to the cause. He and his technician Melissa are doing the heavy work. The Porsche was driven from 1975 until the early 1980's, at which time it was parked in a field, with only 66,000 miles on it. Needless to say, it became the home to a lot of critters, and was in pretty poor shape when we got it. We took the chrome wheels off and sent them out to be polished. We bought new... + read more
Sep
01

Water Charity Electric Porsche Project

To aid in bringing Water Charity into the public eye, we are working on the Electric Porsche Project. We are doing this with our own funds, and there is no use of Water Charity money for this project. We are converting a 1975 Porsche 914 to run on electric power. When completed, it will have a top speed of 100 miles per hour and a range of 150 miles. It will prominently be marked with Water Charity and Electric designations, and will be sure to attract lots of attention to both topics... + read more
Sep
01

Local Community Action

We helped found a local group, in Lake Arrowhead, California, which we believe may become a model for other groups throughout the country. The group, Green Team Arrowhead, consists of like-minded individuals from various backgrounds, who are involved in different sectors of the economy. We come together to see what we can do to promote ecology, energy efficiency, and sustainability, along with other social goals. Rather than talk, we do. One person proposes a project, and the others... + read more
Sep
01

Amigos de Bolivia y Peru

We are involved with Amigos de Bolivia y Peru, an organization for returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in those two countries. Amigos develops projects directly, and also contributes to the Kantuta Program. Kantuta aims to reconnect Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to the two countries of service and to facilitate their involvement in grassroots development efforts in the Andean region. The specific objectives are to support projects which fill a need, are sustainable and require... + read more
Sep
01

Involvement in Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders is a nonprofit organization which establishes partnerships with communities worldwide through its professional and student members. Chapters throughout the country take on engineering projects to help communities in need. They plan and implement the projects, and maintain continuing relationships with the people and projects to assure that they are sustainable. We have offered our assistance to our local chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Inland Empire... + read more
Sep
01

Projects with TERRA

TERRA Resource Development International is a nonprofit corporation founded by three Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. In a few short years, they have been successful in implementing a number of successful water and sanitation projects in Bolivia. We are discussing with TERRA cooperation on a number of projects. They currently are assessing the viability and costs of possible projects in Bolivia. Upon review, we hope to join with them in implementing a number of them. The focus will... + read more
Sep
01

Projects with Global Water

We are finalizing plans to work with Global Water, an organization with extensive experience with water and sanitation projects in Guatemala, other Central American countries, and Africa. Following our strategy to “get things done now”, we are funding projects that Global Water has put together for implementation, using their network of NGOs established through years of projects together. If we can provide the last dollars needed to implement a project that would otherwise sit on the... + read more

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