Father Celebrates the Gifts of Safe Water

Carlos Arturo Caceres (pictured left) lives in Trojes, Honduras. He and his wife, Eucebia Flores Canales, are the proud parents of three children. His daughter, Evelin Yanela, is 16 years old. Carlos also has two sons, Carlos Osmani, age 12, and Darlin Fabricio, age 9 (both pictured). Carlos’ family used to drink contaminated water every single Continue reading


From AWTGRAM: Windshield Time–Honduras Style

This article was originally posted in AWTGRAM, the monthly newsletter of PWW’s partner, AWT (Association of Water Technologies), for its members. Shared with permission. Windshield Time–Honduras Style Highlights from an AWT Member’s trip to Honduras with our charity partner, Pure Water for the World.  By Rye Thompson, Innovative Water Consulting “Toyota Hilux Trucks work darn-hard Continue reading


High School Students in Haiti Learn About Clean Water

During the week of April 16, the PWW WASH Training team (WASH = water, sanitation and hygiene) in Haiti provided educational training and support to high school students at the Union School in Haiti. The school is located in Juvénat, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. The Union School was initially established in 1919 for the children Continue reading


Safe Storage Water in Rural Schools

By Eva Jiménez, PWW Honduras Intern Last July, when a research team from Water for ME, the University of Maine, and students from Bangor High School and Bowdoin College were in Trojes, a filter performance study was conducted in rural schools (see related blogs). During this study, the team tested 14 water storage containers in 12 schools. They noticed Continue reading


Paul Sofka…committed to change in Cité Soleil

Pure Water for the World board member, Paul Sofka, recently made a visit to Haiti, where he returned to the community he holds so dearly in his heart, Cité Soleil. While there, Paul was able to visit with many families for whom he has played a significant role in helping to bring safe drinking water. Continue reading


World Water Day 2018: The Answer is in Nature

World Water Day is held each year on March 22nd. Created in 1992 by the United Nations, this global day of awareness is celebrated to raise awareness of the issues surrounding water on our planet. The goal of World Water Day is to draw attention to the importance of water and to promote the sustainable management 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


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


Emergency Response WASH Workshops This Week

Haiti is not new to dealing with the aftermath that comes when natural disasters strike. In less than 20 years, Haiti has experienced a massive earthquake and many major hurricanes, including last week’s Hurricane Irma, which have destroyed homes, wrecked livelihoods, and taken lives. Last October, following Hurricane Matthew (and in anticipation of future natural disasters that will not only impact Haiti Continue reading