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Meet Our 2017 Summer Interns!

Water Mission summer interns pose for a photo.
Water Mission summer interns pose for a photo.

Water Mission values the hardworking, can-do attitude of everyone who walks through the door – including our interns! This summer, we had the privilege of welcoming nine incredible college students and graduates to our headquarters. Their talents are indispensable to the work we do in providing safe water to people around the world. Meet them below!  Read More

Peru Neighbors Serve Each Other During El Niño Flooding

People carry their belongings on their heads after intense flooding in Peru.
People carry their belongings on their heads after intense flooding in Peru.

In March 2017, storms created by the effects of El Niño dumped 43 inches of rain on Peru. The coastal department of Piura, home to several Water Mission community projects, was the second most impacted area with more than 400,000 homes destroyed by flooding. Water Mission’s safe water project in Loma Negra, a community in Piura, was commissioned in September 2016 and provides nearly 2,600 people with access to safe water. Like all Water Mission community development projects, the people in Loma Negra had established a Safe Water Committee (SWC) to oversee the system’s operation and finances, and support ongoing hygiene ... Read More

Solar to Power Largest Sustainable Water Treatment Project in Tanzania

Solar-powered pumping is outpacing the productivity and sustainability of alternative methods.
Solar-powered pumping is outpacing the productivity and sustainability of alternative methods.

In early June, Water Mission shipped 780 solar panels to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as part of the world’s largest solar-powered, safe water treatment project. Our massive project will serve over 250,000 Congolese and Burundian people living in three refugee settlements in Western Tanzania. The SolarWorld panels specified for the massive-scale engineering project are critical for the long-term success and operation of the installed systems that will keep safe water flowing for the refugees. Read More

The Power of Water: A Father’s Story

Segundo and his family sit by their latrine.
Segundo and his family sit by their latrine.

Segundo Morcera and his family live in Nueva Reforma, Peru, a small village burrowed along the banks of the Yarina ravine, an offshoot of the Tapiche River. As a farmer, Segundo provides for his wife and four young children. Water is essential to his livelihood. Without sufficient rainwater, Segundo’s livestock and crops would deteriorate, and he would lose money needed to care for his family. Each day, he is up before dawn working his crops, trying to make ends meet. Read More

And They’re Off! Scotty’s Ride Begins

Scotty's Ride team takes off from the pier.
Scotty's Ride team takes off from the pier.

Scotty’s Ride for Water, the cross-country biking initiative focused on providing safe water to thousands of people around the world, has begun. After dipping their bike tires in the Pacific Ocean near the Santa Monica pier, 13-year-old Scotty Parker and his small team took off for the first day’s ride through LA. For six days now, they have been biking through the countryside of central California, putting as many miles between them and the west coast as possible. With 227 miles down, Scotty is on his way to reaching his goal of 3,300 miles. Read More

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