Learning Through Abstracts, Stormwater, and Travel!

By Cordelia Stewart This is the second post in a series being written by Cordelia Stewart, a student at Bowdoin College. Cordelia is conducting an internship, through Bowdoin, which focuses on many aspects of water, including research with PWW in Haiti and Honduras.  Previous posts can be read:” Summertime is Water Time.” After writing the Continue reading


Selfless Fathers Commit To Support Lasting, Community-Wide Health

Last month, people across the globe celebrated Father’s Day, a day that honors the contributions fathers make to support the lives of their children. Today, we want to highlight four fathers we have had the honor of working with in Trojes, Honduras.These fathers are committed to not only taking care of their own children’s health but are also doing Continue reading


Sharing Options for Haiti’s Sanitation Needs

By Dorvilier Vildens, PWW Haiti Office Pure Water for the World’s Haiti office recently 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 2010. 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