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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

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

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