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Solar to Power Largest Sustainable Water Treatment Project in Tanzania

Solar-powered pumping is outpacing the productivity and sustainability of alternative methods.
Solar-powered pumping is outpacing the productivity and sustainability of alternative methods.

In early June, Water Mission shipped 780 solar panels to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as part of the world’s largest solar-powered, safe water treatment project. Our massive project will serve over 250,000 Congolese and Burundian people living in three refugee settlements in Western Tanzania. The SolarWorld panels specified for the massive-scale engineering project are critical for the long-term success and operation of the installed systems that will keep safe water flowing for the refugees. 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

Healing Families, Loving Enemies: Mosul, Iraq

Tim works to implement a safe water solution Iraq.
Tim works to implement a safe water solution Iraq.

Over Christmas, Tim Darms, one of our Charleston engineers, traveled to Mosul, Iraq, with Samaritan’s Purse to implement a safe water treatment system to serve their mobile hospital. Safely back home, he took some time to write about his experience and the blessing of living out God’s calling to love both our friends and those who persecute us. Read More

Ahead of the SDG Curve: 16 Years of Safe, Sustainable Water Solutions

Solar panels in Mexico designed to be self cleaning.
Solar panels in Mexico designed to be self cleaning.

In 2000, the world was beginning to align itself with the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which established global targets in many areas, including water accessibility. At that time, Water Mission was just a vision unfolding in the minds of our co-founders, Dr. George and Molly Greene, on their return from Honduras following Hurricane Mitch. Once Water Mission was officially established as an engineering organization, water safety and sustainability were non-negotiable success standards. Read More

Serving 250K Refugees with Largest Solar Water Project

Aerial view of part of Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania
Aerial view of part of Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania

Water Mission and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (Grundfos Foundation) are teaming up to deliver safe water to 250,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees living in three camps in Western Tanzania. Being built in close coordination with the government of Tanzania and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the project will be the world’s largest solar-powered pumping solution ever built. Read More