WWIF challenges Safe Water Team to a dollar-for-dollar match towards the purchase of 500 filters
Guillermo Guzman's recent visit to Bagliga and neighboring villages in northern Ghana reinforced his desire to do more. Upon his return to the U.S., the founder and CEO of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) contacted Jim Bodenner, Safe Water Team (SWT) executive director, to discuss future collaboration between the two organizations in Ghana and other countries where SWT oversees distribution centers, including Kenya, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Honduras.
Missouri University of Science and Technology team will measure effectiveness of water filters
At the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the idea of a student missing the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration is rare. Missing that and spring break is unheard of. But that is exactly what Dr. Daniel Oerther and three of his students are going to do. The group will spend the latter half of March conducting research and fieldwork in Para, Brazil.
Rosedale filters can remove large quantities of sediment, hydrocarbons and protozoan cysts such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, and are ideal for groundwater remediation and environmental concerns. They feature high flow rates and dirt-holding capacities, and are easily disposed of by incineration or at solid waste landfills.
CELF and Vestergaard Frandsen partner in sustainability education program
The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) has partnered with Vestergaard Frandsen (VF) to launch the LifeStraw 100 Schools Water Campaign. CELF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making sustainability education an integral part of every school’s curriculum and culture. Vestergaard Frandsen manufactures LifeStraw water filters, which turn dirty water into safe, clean drinking water.
The Doulton Rio 2000 offers superior flow rates for domestic and light commercial environments. The module does not require a power supply and uses six bespoke Sterasyl ceramic filter candles to maximize flow rates even at low water pressure. The module is reusable—only the filter candles need replacement—and is available with or without a jumbo Big
WWIF founder travels to Ghana to expand the foundation's humanitarian efforts
Guillermo Guzman, founder of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF), is travelling to meet with members of the Safe Water Ghana (SWG) team to witness and assist with the deployment of filters to 50 more families in the village of Bagliga in northern Ghana. This latest deployment completes the project initiated by the students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Boca Raton, Fla.
New Aquasana filters remove chloramines from drinking and shower water
Aquasana will introduce new products at the annual International Builders' Show (IBS), Jan. 22 to 24 in Las Vegas. Organized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), IBS is the country's largest light construction building industry tradeshow. The event kicks off the year by showcasing the market's hottest trends from industry leaders.
Zuvo Water's Stratus combines a modern faucet design with patented water filtration technology
Zuvo Water launched Stratus, the world’s first cloud-connected water filtration and faucet ecosystem, on Indiegogo today. The system combines modern faucet design, Zuvo’s patented water filtration technology and a cloud-connected app.
Stratus' features include:
As many as 2,000 people in remote villages lacking public utilities will benefit
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a grant of $15,000 to provide clean drinking water to an estimated 1,880 students and teachers plus nearby villages through eight schools in remote provinces of Thailand.
The funds went to the Drinking Water for Schoolchildren Project run by Thailand's Betterment of Life Foundation (BoLF) to purchase tanks and filtration systems selected to best meet the needs of each school. Once they are installed, BoLF will maintain these systems indefinitely.
Water filters developed to meet needs of low-income families in Africa and Southeast Asia
This month, three Chinese manufacturers began selling new, low-cost household water filters that were developed using PATH’s design guidelines. All of the new products deliver user-centered design, standardization and affordable performance.
The most important feature of these new water filters is the C1 common interface, which accepts any C1-compatible replacement filter element, allowing users to shop for replacement filter elements on the open market.