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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

Charleston Walk for Water: It Takes an Army

Volunteers help with Water Mission's Walk for Water.
Volunteers help with Water Mission's Walk for Water.

On March 25, 2017, nearly five thousand people gathered at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC, for Water Mission’s 11th annual Walk for Water. Coordinating an event of this size is no easy feat, and every year, hundreds of dedicated volunteers come out to help make the event possible. 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

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

Donor Offers $100,000 Gift Match to Support Scotty’s Ride

Scotty Parker trains for his ride across America to raise money for safe water.
Scotty Parker trains for his ride across America to raise money for safe water.

Updated | Feb 28, 2017 Scotty Parker, a seventh grader from Hanahan, SC, is on a mission to raise awareness about the global water crisis (1.8 billion people around the world lack access to safe water).  He first learned about the crisis at age seven in his Sunday school class. As a result, on his eighth birthday, he collected donations instead of gifts and sent the funds to Water Mission. Two years ago, Scotty rode his bike across the state of South Carolina to continue to raise awareness and funds. His enthusiasm and fundraising efforts surprised everyone when he generated over $70,000 that was ... Read More