Meet the Communities Supported by Water Now
Habitat For Humanity Egypt Partnership
Clean water initiative for Dinè
Lake Bacalar México
Green School of Bali
HUNI KUIN, BOA VISTA CLEAN WATERNOW PROJECT
Women, in order to obtain water for drinking, cooking and other household needs, spend hours daily walking to clean water sources or carrying heavy loads uphill – often several times a day. Even then, the water is often contaminated or only treated with chlorine, which also adversely affects health. Human health effects caused by waterborne transmission: mild gastroenteritis to severe and sometimes fatal diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis and typhoid fever. Contaminated water can be the source of large outbreaks of disease, including cholera, dysentery and cryptosporidiosis.
WaterNow received $42,000 in charity funding from Apple Inc. in September 2019.
These funds were used to implement a clean water initiative that includes: Digging a new deep water well, installing a holistic water system, 5 purification filters, 4 water drinking stations, sanitation system, and solar pumps with panels. WaterNow travelled to Brazil in Dec. 2019- Jan. 2020. 75% of the material was delivered and project started; but was forced to halt construction due to the emerging Covid19 pandemic. The project is still on hold, and we plan to return to complete the initiative once the green light is given from the indigenous community and local authorities.
Sept. 2019- 2021
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY EGYPT PARTNERSHIP
WaterNow responded to a call from the Director of Habitat For Humanity Egypt (HFHE) , a part of Habitat for Humanity International. ‘Habitat Egypt started work in 1989, As a result of the efforts made over 30 years, Habitat Egypt Has Helped 38,000 families in 40 communities to date to Have a decent, simple, healthy and affordable houses, get access to water, and sanitation. The target beneficiaries are people with low income, vulnerable and marginalized groups.’
WaterNow met with HFHE; and partnered to provide filters for much needed clean water for their housing projects in-progress. The water coming from the majestic Nile River, is now polluted and can’t be used for drinking as it used to do in the past generations. Due to drought over the past years, rainwater catchment is not feasible, therefore water filtration is the top candidate for widespread clean water usage, so that plastic water bottles can be displaced as the only alternative – since it causes environmental damage and is not sustainable. We plan to go back for a Phase 2 in 2021, and supply hundreds more filters for regenerative water and housing systems.
“Little Big Medicine Community, I would give gratitude to WaterNow.Inc. You have given this community purified water system that will be used for the next twenty years plus! It is the first water filtration system within this community. This project has shown what is possible with rain catchment systems and storage tank with a filtration system and pump has given this community kitchen potable water safe to drink and cook with. We are very thankful, WaterNow, you have helped another native group with running water in this remote setting. Teaching and opening the eyes of hope for future generations is great work! I am happy to be the first to say, Thank You very much in seeking and helping where help is needed. Alternative resources is the easy to go!”On behalf of Lower Wheatfields Az. Navajo (Dinè):From Chief Danny John’s community, bless you WaterNow!
It was really fun getting to know the team during the project. They were all helpful in answering questions and made me feel at ease. The design ended up being better than I could've envisioned!Jeff Gemmell, ThemeNectar
I'm wondering why I never contacted these guys sooner! They have commendable talent in their fields and knocked my concept out of the ballpark. An amazing experience!Mark Levin, ThemeNectar
CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE FOR DINÈ, WHEATFIELDS COMMUNITY
In this Navajo (Diné) Nation community in Wheatfields Lake, Arizona, approximately 1000 people experience poor quality drinking water. There’s an abundance of water rights and a rich cultural history, yet a lack of water flow which has caused lake reservoirs to dry up. Contaminants have resulted in illnesses that have been reported in the community.
Phase I Objectives Completed for a new clean water via filtration system.
– Installed Rainwater catchment system
– New water station, piping, and plumbing to homes.
– Educate the local community on sustaining and maintaining the system.
– Number of homes with water access increased due to our implemented solutions.
– Thousands of gallons of clean water consumed or used in each home.
– Collected feedback from community members based on water quality and health
WaterNow installed rainwater catchment tanks, piping, water filters and materials. We will employ local labor and source local materials.
RHODOPE MOUNTAINS, BULGARIA
WaterNow responded to a call from the organizers to have clean water at ‘Meadows in the Mountains’; a Conscious Art & Film Festival (MITM) . This gathering brings crowds of over 3,000 individuals annually and during the previous year’s festival hundreds of people fell ill due to bacteria and parasites coming from the water tanks. WaterNow triaged the situation and installed a UV water filter, and a 3-stage purification system along with water hydration stations. The sustainable system saved in plastic consumption, hauling water, and not to mention the chemical free water that received many accolades and will prevent future outbreaks
LAKE BACALAR, MÉXICO
In December of 2017, WaterNow responded to a call from the state of Quintana Roo Mexico, located on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula in the city of Bacalar. In 2015 Mexico’s environmental protection agency issued an “urgent” call for local authorities to stop sewage and waste discharge into the fresh-water lake of Bacalar. In response to this crisis, WaterNow installed a 3-stage water purification system and UV filter system for bacteria and helped the health of the participants gathering at the lake.
GREEN SCHOOL OF BALI
WaterNow journeyed to Bali, Indonesia to present an educational water workshop and consult on Water Turbine technology at The Green School Bali in collaboration with the Bali Water Protection Program (IDEP). We aligned to provide support for their program of building rehabilitated wells to stop saltwater intrusion.
INDIGENOUS HUNI KUIN VILLAGE OF THE AMAZON
WaterNow raised $7k for the Huni Kuin tribe which went to state-of the art water filter systems (restructuring and 7 stage purification), solar, water storage tanks, rainwater catchment, travel, tools to dig their well deeper, submersible pump and a water drinking station. We have kept in touch and heard their system is still functioning well.
May- July 2016
STANDING ROCK, LAKOTA TRIBE OF NORTH DAKOTA
WaterNow raised approximately $12,500 for Standing Rock reservation, which went to providing and installing water filter units such as UV for sterilization, and restructuring units, transportation of material, and green energy systems such as wind turbine and mobile batteries for power and WIFI boosts. The project was completed within a 2 month timeframe, and the Tribe and visitors send reports back of gratitude and success.
HEARTLAND VILLAGE OF GRASS VALLEY
Heartland is an ecological community located in Grass Valley, California. They requested and collaborated with WaterNow to install a regenerative water system with structured water to their picturesque land. WaterNow installed structured water units, storage tanks, and UV light disinfection to bring clean activated pure water to the community.