Last year, Water Mission launched a new, independent nonprofit, the Global Water Center. The Global Water Center’s purpose is to end the global water crisis by convening, training, and resourcing organizations and governments around global strategies and standards for safe water projects.
In its first year, the Global Water Center deployed the Mobile Discovery Center to raise awareness and create advocates in cities around the United States through immersive, interactive activities. The traveling exhibit made 10 stops across the country, opening its doors to visitors in eight states within its first six months.
The Mobile Discovery Center includes three trailers enclosing state-of-the-art exhibits inside.
The Global Water Center also ... Read More
Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and Water Mission partner, Adam Wainwright, was honored last December with the 2020 Roberto Clemente Award, the league’s top honor for philanthropy. Since 2013, Adam and his wife, Jenny, have touched hundreds of thousands of lives in Africa and Latin America through the gift of safe water.
A true honor for Adam Wainwright. pic.twitter.com/sWGGsu0fzY
— MLB (@MLB) December 7, 2020
Inspired by Adam and Jenny’s heart for serving our global neighbors, their friends and family are honoring them by investing in a Water Mission safe water project in Haiti. The following video played on the St. Louis stadium’s scoreboard at the start of Friday’s game as a surprise to Adam ... Read More
Prior to 2015, Western Tanzania’s Nyarugusu refugee camp was home to approximately 65,000 refugees from Democratic Republic of the Congo. The original water systems, installed decades prior, only offered intermittent access to treated water. Then, between the spring and fall of 2015, more than 100,000 refugees arrived after escaping violence in Burundi. This influx put an incredible strain on the aging infrastructure, and safe water was the greatest need.
A humanitarian nightmare unfolded, prompting Water Mission to deploy 10 emergency water treatment systems in September 2015. These systems met the daily safe water needs of an estimated 50,000 refugees.
Emergency Living Water Treatment Systems installed in 2015 at the Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania.
A year into the emergency relief operation, we received a grant from the Grundfos Foundation to install solar-powered pumping solutions to serve the ... Read More
By providing safe water solutions and the opportunity to experience God’s love, we impact lives for decades to come. An essential piece to long-term success is empowering communities to take ownership of their safe water solutions.
One such community is Hicaque Número Uno in Honduras. In 2001, we installed a Living Water Treatment System, which continues to produce 500 liters of safe water every day. Residents have meticulously cared for the system for 20 years. Because of the dedicated system operator and local cooperative that manages the project, safe water flows in Hicaque today just as it did in 2001.
This safe ... Read More
Hurricane Joaquin – a category five storm – caused massive devastation throughout the state of South Carolina in the beginning of October. Hardest hit was the city of Columbia, the state’s capital, just 90 miles north of Water Missions International’s headquarters in North Charleston. Although the hurricane did not make landfall on the east coast, its torrential rains and powerful winds caused catastrophic flooding, damaged roads, ruptured dams and displaced thousands of residents. Coined the “1,000-year flood” in South Carolina, the destructive force of the flood necessitated an immediate citywide boil water advisory for its residents when the city’s water ... Read More
Jennifer Lawson and her husband Doug are currently serving with Water Missions in Uganda. Jennifer is a mother to two young boys and was kind enough to be a guest writer for us this week as we celebrate mothers around the world for Mother’s Day. Read More