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A Heart to Help

Water Mission Peru staff carry a generator into a community.
Water Mission Peru staff carry a generator into a community.

Randal and Marilyn Messick from Georgetown, Texas, are a couple with a tremendous heart for helping others. Randal is retired law enforcement, after serving as a State Trooper on the Texas-Mexico border. Marilyn was a hospice nurse and also served as a field nurse in Peru and across Africa in the 1980s. 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

World Bank Funds Study on Water Service Improvement In Tanzania

A Water Mission installation and surrounding community in Mlondwe, Tanzania, January 9, 2015
A Water Mission installation and surrounding community in Mlondwe, Tanzania, January 9, 2015

Despite the abundant sunlight in Tanzania, up until recently, solar power was not believed to be a viable source of energy for a public water system. “I remember a conversation three years ago with a ministry official in Dar es Salaam,” said Will Furlong, Water Mission Director of Africa Programs. “At that time Tanzania had essentially no experience with secure and sustainable safe water solar-powered solutions and it had not yet been demonstrated to country officials that such a system could actually be sustainable and pay for itself,” said Furlong. 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