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Indonesia Director to speak at Rotary World Water Summit

Leadership of Kulim community with Indonesia Country Director Jan Daniel
Leadership of Kulim community with Indonesia Country Director Jan Daniel

Jan Daniel, PhD, Water Mission Indonesia’s country program director, will be a featured speaker at the 8th annual World Water Summit hosted by WASRAG (Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) and the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The summit will be held in conjunction with the Rotary International Convention in Seoul, Korea, on Friday, May 27. Packed with expert speakers, the WASRAG summit offers Rotarians the opportunity to compare experiences and share best practices with colleagues in the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) sector. The theme for this year’s event is “Sustainable Strategies, Sustainable Solutions.” Daniel will be presenting ... Read More

Responding to Ecuador’s Earthquake

Water Mission engineer Bert Morrison with water equipment at Ecuador field hospital
Water Mission engineer Bert Morrison with water equipment at Ecuador field hospital

Senior Process Engineer Bert Morrison is in Ecuador working with Samaritan’s Purse to provide safe water at hospitals affected by the recent earthquake. With a water system installed at the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital in Chone, Morrison is training a local water system manager to keep the system running long-term.  Read More

Water Mission in Nepal: One Year Later

Water Mission in Nepal
Water Mission in Nepal

One year ago today, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing over 8,000 people and injuring twice as many. The remote villages located deep in the mountains were hit the hardest. Homes were collapsing, roads were dangerous with impending landslides, and the infrastructure of communities was devastated. At the time, over 4.2 million people suffered from inadequate food and water supplies, and the threat of cholera was growing each day as a result of unsanitary living conditions (according to the Nepal WASH Cluster). Read More

Remembering the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes | A Photo Journal

Water Mission - Nepal 2015 Sean Sheridan
Water Mission - Nepal 2015 Sean Sheridan

Following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015, we immediately deployed staff and equipment to assess and implement solutions for communities in desperate need of safe water. Staff from Indonesia, Denmark, and the United States assessed 33 displacement camps, mountain villages, rural communities, and hospitals. With the quick support of our incredible donors and partner organizations, we were able to reach nearly 16,000 people with the gift of safe water. Read More

Peace, Love, and Water

Peace, Love & Water | A 1960's Dance & Spectacular!
Peace, Love & Water | A 1960's Dance & Spectacular!

Join us on Friday, May 13th at Hibernian Hall in Charleston, SC, for Peace, Love & Water – a 1960’s Dance and Spectacular! Reserve tickets today at watermission.org/benefit or by calling 843-769-7395. This exciting event will feature entertainment from Beatles tribute band HELP! along with special guests The Rattling Bones, a Rolling Stones tribute band. Read More

Project Elevate: A New Way to Build Water Towers

Project Elevate, project with EYC Companies and Water Mission
Project Elevate, project with EYC Companies and Water Mission

At Water Mission’s headquarters in North Charleston, SC, a thirty-foot tower looms in the parking lot. Over the next few weeks a water tank will be lifted onto the top platform by a prototype crane. All this construction is to test a new way to build water towers in the field. Read More