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Uniting Christians and Muslims through WASH

WASH Training Conference in Kabira, Uganda
WASH Training Conference in Kabira, Uganda

As the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 2:2, “The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” Water Mission believes in offering people both physical life through safe water and eternal life through the Living Water message of Jesus Christ. We are called to disciple and build up Christian leaders who can multiply our work. Read More

Meet the Berkmans: Putting Faith into Action

The Berkman family, front, stand with Scott Linebrink and Water Mission Haiti staff by a water treatment house funded by the family.
The Berkman family, front, stand with Scott Linebrink and Water Mission Haiti staff by a water treatment house funded by the family.

For Lance Berkman, a six-time MLB All Star, life took a dramatic shift after he retired from a successful 15-year career. Berkman played professional baseball for the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers. The transition from the spotlight to coaching his local high school baseball team and shuttling four daughters to school happened abruptly. Often, this life change at middle age does more than just affect an athlete’s psyche, but a strong faith foundation led Lance and his wife, Cara, into new and exciting territories. Read More

Designing Data-Driven Technology with IBM

Water Mission engineers in Mexico
Water Mission engineers in Mexico

Water Mission and IBM jStart have embarked on a three-pronged collaborative initiative to advance our technology leadership in the global water crisis. Our co-founder and CEO, Dr. George C. Greene III, PE, often explains the global water crisis as, “urgent and enormous.” The work with IBM jStart will advance our ability and efficiency in providing sustainable access to safe water for those in need. All three collaborative projects will help us gather and analyze data and make more informed decisions about our organization and operations in the field than ever before. In the future, the volume of data and predictive ... Read More

Walking with the People of Liberia on the Long Road to Recovery

Water Mission Liberia team stand with healthcare workers at JJ Dossen Hospital in Harper, Liberia.
Water Mission Liberia team stand with healthcare workers at JJ Dossen Hospital in Harper, Liberia.

When the worst Ebola outbreak in the world’s history began in 2014, Liberia was suffering the remnants of a twenty-year civil war and was one of the poorest countries in the world. The already fragile health care system collapsed. People weren’t just dying from Ebola; a high number of deaths were occurring from malaria and other infectious diseases and hospitals had zero capacity to perform routine services, even childbirth. Read More

Project Disaster: Engaging Youth in the Global Water Crisis

A youth group builds a temporary shelter as a part of Project Disaster.
A youth group builds a temporary shelter as a part of Project Disaster.

Imagine your community has been hit by a natural disaster and you’re now living in a danger zone – surrounded by wreckage, dealing with possible injuries, lacking access to basic necessities like food or water. How will you survive? This is the setting for an exciting new program for youth — Project Disaster — from Water Mission. Students become refugees for the day and compete in fun, challenging activities to see who has what it takes to survive. Read More

When There’s No Other Choice

Children with jerry cans on their way to fetch water in Enariboo, Kenya.
Children with jerry cans on their way to fetch water in Enariboo, Kenya.

I’ve worked in the water industry for a year and a half. Throughout that time, I’ve been exposed time and again to the realities of dirty drinking water — how children are constantly sick and women have time for nothing but collecting water, cooking, and looking after the barrage of children under their care.  But there’s something about hearing the ragged breathing and watching as a four-year-old’s neck strains under the weight of a bucket, that drives home the indisputable fact that the global water crisis is an abomination. Read More