Reinventing the Sidewalk in Haiti

“Have you ever walked in Port-Au-Prince under the rain? How was the experience? It is wet, right?” asked Marion Nonglaton, Pure Water for the World’s Interim Country Director in Haiti, when she stood to address a crowd of young architects and urban designers at the “Reinventing the Sidewalk” event held in Port-au-Prince in May. The “Reinventing the Sidewalk” workshop event was Continue reading


Sharing Options for Haiti’s Sanitation Needs.

By Dorvilier Vildens, PWW Haiti Office Last week, Pure Water for the World’s Haiti office hosted a workshop on sanitation, with a special focus on Latrine Design and construction. Emilie Sanmartin and Romain Villiers conducted the training. Emilie has been an International Technical Adviser at the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies (CAWST) since Continue reading


Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017: Education Changes Everything

May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day. This internationally recognized day “raises awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights solutions that address these challenges.” (source) This year’s theme is “education,” something all of us at Pure Water for the World take very seriously. Our WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) Continue reading


PWW Team Shares

Community. Education. Trust. Commitment. Integration. These are Pure Water for the World’s core values. They provide the fundamental foundation from which we work. Our teams have been putting these values into action, sharing our gained knowledge, understanding, and expertise with others with a goal of expanding greater awareness and understanding of the vital importance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene Continue reading


How Does a Biosand Filter Work?

(updated from a 2013 blog) While there are a number of water purification technologies in use all over the world, the technology most often implemented by Pure Water for the World is the Hydraid® BioSand filter. The Hydraid® BioSand filter is intended for point-of-use water filtration and can provide clean water for a family of eight Continue reading


Rainwater Harvesting: Optimizing Nature’s Water Supply

Rainwater harvesting is an option that should be considered when planning an improved water supply system for a residence or community. Depending on local needs and conditions, rainwater harvesting could provide a complementary or alternative water supply. As part of our WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) training and consulting services in Honduras, we recently added a Rainwater Continue reading


Hurricane Mathew Response Update

By Mario André, Country Director, Haiti March 14, 2017 – Emergency Relief Response Update, Les Cayes, Haiti When Hurricane Mathew struck Haiti on October 3, 2016, the country was fearful of reliving the challenges and chaos that resulted from the 2010 earthquake. However, the international community and the Haitian Government were quick and efficient with their responses. Pure Water Continue reading