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Learning from Within: Latin America WASH Workshop

Latin America Regional WASH Workshop Participants | Water Mission
Latin America Regional WASH Workshop Participants | Water Mission

Every year, Water Mission unites several country programs together in a region of the world to share best practices, improve technology implementation, and learn key innovations from field staff. Facilitated by our headquarters Community Development team, the Latin America and Caribbean Regional WASH Workshop is based on a key principle in Helping Without Hurting, that true growth in communities comes from using the skills, resources, and ideas that already exist amongst the people. Read More

Uniting Christians and Muslims through WASH

WASH Training Conference in Kabira, Uganda
WASH Training Conference in Kabira, Uganda

As the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 2:2, “The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” Water Mission believes in offering people both physical life through safe water and eternal life through the Living Water message of Jesus Christ. We are called to disciple and build up Christian leaders who can multiply our work. Read More

Water Mission Hosts CAWST Conference in Peru

CAWST Group Photo
CAWST Group Photo

In February 2016, Water Mission hosted a workshop with the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) on household safe water solutions in Iquitos, Peru. As Water Mission’s standard water treatment solution is suitable for populations of 2,000-3,000 people, Water Mission Peru welcomed discussion with CAWST on solutions that serve smaller communities, such as those with a couple dozen families. Read More

Latrine Study: EcoSan vs. Pour-Flush

Villa Maria, Indiana, Peru - February 7, 2015
Villa Maria, Indiana, Peru - February 7, 2015

Content and research contributed by Kristen Check.  To date, Water Mission has installed more than 17,000 pour-flush latrines in developing countries around the world using a standard industry model toilet that ensures the separation of waste from the user. In an effort to explore other models of sanitation, especially for situations where pour-flush toilets might not be a viable option, Water Mission, with funding from Rotary International, conducted a study to compare two models of sanitation: pour-flush pit latrines and Ecological Sanitation. Read More