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


“Interview With Erica Gwynn- Begin With the End in Mind ” by Carolyn Meub Via WASRAG News

We are featuring news stories from leading WASH experts and organizations on Water-Blogged. Today’s feature is written by our very own Carolyn Crowley Meub, sharing her interview with Erica Gwynn- ” Begin With the End in Mind” – courtesy of Rotary’s WASRAG, Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. Begin with the End in Mind – How to Write a Successful Global Grant By Carolyn Crowley Meub (Carolyn is Continue reading


International Women’s Day- A Day to be Bold!

By Rachel Peck, Volunteer March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD); a day committed to empowering women and girls to achieve their goals, to raise awareness about the need for a more gender-balanced leadership system and equal pay. This year’s theme is “Be Bold For Change” and IWD is asking both men and women to Continue reading


Word Day of Social Justice

By Rachel Peck, Volunteer In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 20th to be the World Day of Social Justice. The goal of the Assembly was to highlight the need for sustainable economies, employment security and gender equality for all. The Assembly recognizes that without social justice, peace and the achievement of fundamental Continue reading


Update: PWW and UN Striving Toward Achievement of SDGs

By Olivia Laramie, Student Intern On September 25, 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations met at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the organization’s 70th anniversary where they decided to create new global Sustainable Development Goals. According to the thirty-five page document drafted by the United Nations, the assembly hopes to Continue reading


Pure Water for the World Acquires Safe Water Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2017 Contact: Jamin Gelder Phone: 802-747-0778 Email: info@purewaterfortheworld.org Web: www.purewaterfortheworld.org ________________________________________ RUTLAND, VT – With a goal of expanding access to safe drinking water to underserved children and families in the developing world, Pure Water for the World, Inc. announces the acquisition of Michigan-based nonprofit, Safe Water Team. Safe Water Team (SWT) was Continue reading