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


Half full or half empty glass of water?

By María Regina Inestroza, Honduras Country Director Is the glass of water half full or half empty? This is a question that may sound familiar from a philosophy class, as it relates to the attitude toward the situations you could possibly encounter and the ambiguous ways you can approach and respond to them. Belky Vanessa 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


Have Water and A Toilet Ever Changed Your Life?

By Maria Inestroza, Country Director, PWW Honduras Water and toilets have certainly changed the lives of the 557 people (285 men and 292 women) that live in the rural, dispersed communities of El Bosque, El Boquerón and Quebrada de Oro, in the Municipality of Trojes, Honduras. (learn more about the BBQ Project) Honduras agencies and authorities Continue reading