News

Faithful in the Storm

Hurricane Maria caused wide-spread damage on the island of Dominica.
Hurricane Maria caused wide-spread damage on the island of Dominica.

In a few coastal villages on the beautiful but devastated island of Dominica sit four Living Water Treatment Systems, installed in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria by Water Mission Engineer Nick Mason and a team from Samaritan’s Purse. Through these systems, clean and safe water pumps 18 hours a day, serving almost 7,000 people. Read More

The Evolving Global Perspective on WASH

In late August, Water Mission participated in the 2017 Stockholm World Water Week. This international conference is the annual premier venue for water professionals from government, academia, and civil society to network, exchange ideas, and develop solutions to the world’s most pressing water-related challenges. In collaboration with our strategic partner, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, we were blessed with the opportunity to connect with like-minded organizations and learn from the experiences of others. Read More

Two MLB Pitchers Invest in Their Homeland

Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers, Jaime Garcia and Joakim Soria, have a lot in common. Though their teams compete against each other, the two share a deep bond as native-born sons of Mexico and committed Christians. Both are passionate about giving back to the people of Mexico by investing in water and sanitation projects that transform lives in the southern state of Chiapas. Jaime, a World Series champion with the Cardinals in 2011, now pitches for the New York Yankees. He grew up in Reynosa, Mexico, near the Texas border, and fully understands the challenges that come with drinking contaminated water. Read More

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

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

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