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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

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