Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. 24/7 Space News .




WATER WORLD
Partnership brings clean water to communities in Haiti, Peru
by Staff Writers
Lima (UPI) Jan 6, 2013


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

An international partnership forged in the United States is bringing clean water to underprivileged communities in Haiti and Peru and further afield in Malawi, Africa.

Oregon solar manufacturer SolarWorld said it teamed up with Rotary International and Water Missions International non-profit organization to cater for clean water needs of thousands of inhabitants in impoverished Haiti and semi-isolated Amazonian communities in Peru. Similar amenities were made available in Malawi.

SolarWorld has headquarters in Freiberg, Germany, and runs Western Hemisphere operations from Hillsboro, Oregon.

By the end of 2013 the partnership had reached out to 35,000 people in Latin America, the Caribbean and the African nation.

The partnership's help to Haiti was especially timely because of the continuing effects of a major earthquake, numerous aftershocks and other natural disasters in the Caribbean state.

Haiti's water crisis was considered severe before a magnitude 7.0 earthquake Jan. 12, 2010, devastated the nation's limited water distribution system, contaminated wells and rendered many of other water resources unusable.

Water scarcity in Peru's indigenous communities was cited as one of the reasons for the spread of disease across the country's Amazonian region. The country has also been hit by water shortages created by long dry spells and concerns over Peru's depleting water resources as its tropical glaciers melt in response to climate change.

The partnership teams installed solar panels, submersible water pumps from WMI partner Grundfos, and other devices for water treatment.

"These projects unite WMI, Rotary International, SolarWorld and Grundfos in leveraging their technological expertise to maximize the humanitarian impact of curbing the spread of disease and death from contaminated water supplies," said George Greene IV, president and chief operating officer of Water Missions International. "The result: clean, safe and sustainable water - a foundation for community health, education and economic vitality."

SolarWorld and WMI teamed pooled resources with local Rotary clubs in the United States, Peru, Haiti and Malawi to provide water treatment systems. In Peru, the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., led a fundraising effort that, in combination with a Rotary Foundation Global Grant, garnered more than $300,000 for water and sanitation projects in Peru.

The partnership has installed nine solar-powered water-treatment systems in Peru, many in remote communities in the Amazon River basin, and two systems in Bayonnais, Haiti.

Sixteen systems in rural Malawi came online about the same time.

Without such systems, these communities would continue to suffer high rates of water-borne disease and childhood mortality that attend parasite-bearing and otherwise contaminated water supplies, health officials involved with the project said.

SolarWorld U.S. President Mukesh Dulani said the partnership focused on sustainable technology to make safe drinking water available to wider numbers of people in impoverished, rural communities.

.


Related Links
Water News - Science, Technology and Politics






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





WATER WORLD
Los Angeles likely to score driest year since record-keeping began
Los Angeles (UPI) Dec 30, 2013
Los Angeles is on track to set a dry-weather record, with the year looking to end up the driest since official record-keeping started in 1877, experts say. Only 3.60 inches of rain have been recorded at the National Weather Service station at the University of California since Jan. 1, about half an inch less than was recorded in 1953 and 1947, previously tied for the lowest rainfall yea ... read more


WATER WORLD
Wake Up Yutu

Chang'e-3 satellite payload APXS obtained its first spectrum of lunar regolith

Chang'e 3 Lander and Rover From Above

China's moon rover "sleeps" through lunar night

WATER WORLD
Who Wants to Go to Mars - One Way?

More than 1,000 chosen for one-way Mars reality-TV mission

One-way trip to Mars? Sign me up, says Frenchwoman

Clues from Orbit Aiding Exploration Of Opportunity Rover

WATER WORLD
China has world's most outbound tourists

Astronauts Practice Launching in NASA's New Orion Spacecraft

Only lawyers profit as tech giants go to war over patents

Space trips open to Chinese travelers

WATER WORLD
China launches communications satellite for Bolivia

China's moon rover continues lunar survey after photographing lander

China's Yutu "naps", awakens and explores

Deep space monitoring station abroad imperative

WATER WORLD
New Science Bound for Station on Orbital's Cygnus

CU-Boulder to fly antibiotic experiment on ants to space station

Antares and Cygnus Launch Update

Expedition 38 Sends New Year's Greetings on Off-Duty Day

WATER WORLD
'20 years of toil has paid off' Says Radhkrishnan

GSLV-D5 launch: What the success means

SpaceX launches second commercial satellite

Arianespace targets record year for rocket launches

WATER WORLD
Earth appears to be an oddity, astronomers say

NASA's Hubble Sees Cloudy Super-Worlds With Chance for More Clouds

Researchers use Hubble Telescope to reveal cloudy weather on alien world

Using an Atmosphere to Weigh a Planet

WATER WORLD
Sony unveils game service as PS4 sales top 4.2 million

S. Asia takes 71 percent of market for ship breaking

New compounds discovered that are hundreds of times more mutagenic

ISRO raises GSAT-14's orbit




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement