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It’s Time for Sesame Street!

“The greatest global health challenge for children are diseases related to poor sanitation, water, and hygiene. The WASH UP! Initiative aims to reduce the number of children that are dying or suffering from preventable and treatable diseases by providing access to meaningful sanitation and hygiene education.” (Source: Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit education organization behind Sesame Continue reading


Weas Engineering: Supporting Safe Water that Saves Lives

October 26, 2017. Weas Engineering, located in Westfield, IN, is a privately held, regional provider of water management programs for boiler, cooling, reverse osmosis, and wastewater systems. Weas Engineering customizes treatment services to help customers achieve optimal operating results. In 2017, the team of Weas Engineering established a new initiative. They set out to find Continue reading


2017 “Ripple Award” Honors Rotarian Devoted to Changing Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pure Water for the World’s 2017 “Ripple Award” Honors Rotarian Devoted to Changing Lives with Safe Water Rutland, VT – October 11, 2017. Pure Water for the World, Inc. (PWW) is honored to announce Doug Rupert, a Rotarian from the Milford (NH) Rotary Club, as the 2017 “Ripple Award” recipient, for his Continue reading


PWW Honduras: Teacher Workshop in La Mosquitía

By Eva Jiménez, Volunteer, PWW Honduras La Mosquitía is located in the easternmost part of Honduras, in the Gracias a Dios department, the second largest department in the country. The area is remote and virtually inaccessible by land. The Lonely Planet explains it as “one of the region’s last frontiers of untamed wilderness”; an area often Continue reading


AWT Duck Race Raises Almost $10,000!

Written by Sara Wood, Deputy Executive Director Association of Water Technologies Shared with permission.  Thanks to about 300 ducks and the generosity of AWT members, almost $10,000 was raised to help benefit Pure Water for the World, AWT’s charity partner. (learn more about AWT-PWW partnership) During this year’s Annual Convention & Exposition (held in Grand Continue reading


PWW Haiti Researches Disinfection Option: MadiDrop

The biosand water filter is a proven and highly effective clean water filter that works very well, particularly in the rural and underserved communities PWW serves, removing up to 99% of water-borne, disease-causing pathogens (read more about the filter here). However, recontamination of the stored water that has come out of the filter is possible. Continue reading


CAWST Virtual Learning Exchange: October 16-20, 2017

Mark your calendars for October 16-20 when PWW training partner, CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology), will be hosting an online virtual learning exchange, facilitated by several CAWST clients from around the world, including PWW. Click here to see the full lineup of sessions and register.  Join PWW’s WASH Training and Consulting Services Manager Continue reading


Learning First-Hand: A Day in the Field

By Eva Jiménez, Volunteer, PWW Honduras Since July of this year, PWW has been implementing a multi-community project, funded by a grant from the Raskob Foundation. The project reaches four communities, in the Trojes municipality, that are located inside the Patuca National Park: La Zuisa, Villa Nueva, Altos de Yamales and Las Brisas de Yamales. In total, 148 bio-sand filters Continue reading


Bowdoin Student Shares Summer Internship Working with PWW and Water

Cordelia Stewart, a student at Bowdoin College in Maine, spent her summer studying and researching water with PWW teams in Haiti and Honduras. Through a series of blogs, Cordelia shares her internship experiences, her learnings and her commitment to helping the families and communities PWW serves. Blog 1: Summer is “Water Time” Blog 2: Learning Through Abstracts, Continue reading