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Pentair Invests $5 Million in Honduras Safe Water Project

A young girl collects safe water from a Water Mission safe water treatment system in Honduras.
A young girl collects safe water from a Water Mission safe water treatment system in Honduras.

Water Mission and Pentair recently announced our next initiative to deliver safe drinking water and improved sanitation to 150,000 people in Western Honduras. The $5 million project expands on Water Mission’s first collaborative effort with Pentair that began in 2007 and impacted over 300,000 lives in the Department of Colón, Honduras. The new initiative — Project Safe Water Western Honduras — represents ongoing contributions by both Water Mission and Pentair towards reaching U.N. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) number six, which focuses on ensuring safe water is available and sustainable for all by 2030. Read More

Safe Water for Hayani’s Family

A mother in Indonesia smiles after receiving safe water.
A mother in Indonesia smiles after receiving safe water.

Hayani, a 30-year-old mother of three young children, lives in the rural community of Terjun, Indonesia. For years, she woke up early to walk nearly three miles round trip every day to collect buckets of water for her household. In an effort to provide this basic necessity to her family, she was unknowingly giving them contaminated water that made them sick. Read More

Building Financial Sustainability

Financial sustainability is crucial to the success of Water Mission's safe water treatment system.
Financial sustainability is crucial to the success of Water Mission's safe water treatment system.

How does Water Mission plan for the long-term success of our safe water projects? How do we ensure that the essential life-giving water treatment equipment stays in operation for the next generation? In more technical lingo, what is Water Mission’s sustainability plan? Read More

IBM Brings Data Insight for Safe Water Sustainability

A family in Tanzania walk with buckets of water on their heads.
A family in Tanzania walk with buckets of water on their heads.

Around the world, an estimated 1.8 billion people lack access to safe water[1]. In addition, 2.4 billion people lack basic sanitation[2], and 842,000 people die every year from water-related diseases[3]. Access to water is important, but access alone is not enough. In the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the United Nations recently extended its focus beyond accessibility to sustainability and service (SDG 6), prioritizing universal and equitable access to safe water and sanitation for all. Water Mission, on the other hand, has actually spent the past 16 years making these priorities a reality. Read More

Walk for Water Heroes

George and Molly Greene start Water Mission's 11th annual Walk for Water.
George and Molly Greene start Water Mission's 11th annual Walk for Water.

On Saturday, March 25, nearly 4,800 of us walked for water in solidarity with those around the world who walk daily to fetch dirty, contaminated water. Starting in Brittlebank Park, we carried our buckets through Hampton Park and the Citadel campus. Together, we raised over $300,000 so that people in need would know and enjoy the benefits of safe water and sanitation. For us, it was a rewarding, eye-opening event where we were able to put our feet to action and make a tangible difference together. For those we will serve with safe water, it is the beginning of a new future. Read More

Water Builds Health For Moms in Malawi

Safe water builds health for mothers and newborns in Malawi.
Safe water builds health for mothers and newborns in Malawi.

Mchoka, located in the Salima region of Malawi, is home to approximately 8,500 people. On February 4, 2017, Water Mission commissioned a project in the community that provides access to safe water at the community health center and school. Read More