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Filter Project for Garbage Dump Workers - Guatemala
Dec
20

Filter Project for Garbage Dump Workers - Guatemala

In December, Water Charity began a program to provide water filters to the families that work in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump. We will be working in conjunction with Safe Passage (Camino Seguro), a nonprofit organization that does extensive work with this population. Safe Passage works with the poorest at-risk children of families working in the garbage dump. They provide a comprehensive and integrated program that fosters hope, good health, educational achievement, self-sufficiency... + read more
Dec
20

BioSand Filter Project in Guatemala

We went to Guatemala in December to implement the first of a number of BioSand filter projects. BioSand technology has been proven worldwide over many years. It involves a container to hold several grades of sand, plus a biological layer that forms on the top. Once set up, contaminated water can be poured in, and clean water emerges from the bottom. The filters will be placed in individual households. Up to 75 gallons a day of clean water can be made each day, enough for a family of 8... + read more
Dec
20

Friends of Water Charity Fundraising Initiatives

We are extremely grateful for the efforts being put forth by groups that undertake the task of raising funds to aid the work of Water Charity. We have decided to start a series of articles to highlight recent initiatives that are underway, follow their progress, and herald their successes. Elliot Marx Elliot Marx is President of the Environment Club at Bella Vista High School, in Fair Oaks, California. Elliot started an initiative to benefit Water Charity, as well as the Environment... + read more
Choquechampi Reservoir Project  - Bolivia
Nov
01

Choquechampi Reservoir Project - Bolivia

Water Charity is participating in a reservoir project underway in Choquechampi, Bolivia. The project is being carried out by Mano a Mano International Partners, through its counterpart subsidiary organization Mano a Mano – Nuevo Mundo. Bolivia has been badly affected by climate change. Many areas have been dependent for drinking water and agriculture on runoff from the melting icepacks in the mountains. The warming climate has resulted in a large decrease in the available water. The... + read more
Oct
31

Successful Water Charity Benefit - Rockin’ the Spot

On November 8, 2008, Rockin’ the Spot produced a fundraising benefit to help Water Charity. The event was held in Interlaken, Switzerland, at the Caverne. It featured Churchhill, DJ Color and other DJs. This is a picture from the event. Check out the Rockin' the Spot MySpace page. Here is a video of Churchhill.
Oct
31

Running Dry, an Urgent Need

“Running Dry” is a comprehensive public information/education project, established to raise awareness regarding the worsening global humanitarian water crisis. The projects centerpieces are two explosive and enlightening in-depth documentaries. “Running Dry”, and “Running Dry: The American Southwest”. The project was inspired by former U.S. Senator Paul Simon’s book “Tapped Out”, the coming world crisis in water and what we can do about it. Water Charity is an international organization... + read more
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

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