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Water Missions International (WMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Christian engineering organization serving the water and sanitation needs of developing countries and disaster areas. WMI uses low maintenance, appropriate water technologies for drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater management and storm water control.
WMI is registered as a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and is also a member of ECFA, an organization that monitors the financial activities of Christian non-profit organizations and assists in developing and maintaining standards of accountability.
Co-founders George and Molly Greene created WMI after becoming aware of the global water crisis when they responded to the devastation in Honduras caused by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
With a staff of six fulltime employees and a growing team of international volunteers, WMI's mission is to provide access to safe water and an opportunity to hear the "Living Water" message to 100 million people by the end of 2011. Our vision is that no person should perish for want of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation facilities, or an opportunity to hear the "Living Water" message.
Clean water is the source of life. Sustainable development cannot exist without clean water. It is the foundation for health, education, and viable economies. Through the generous support of individuals, churches, nonprofits, and businesses, WMI has brought relief and hope to thousands of people across the globe.
We provide Services of 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Christian engineering organization serving the water and sanitation needs of developing countries and disaster areas. The Water Crisis :- Nearly one in five people have no access to clean water 25, 000 people die each day from a lack of water, or because it is contaminated 4 Million children die every year from water-borne diseases, one child every 8 seconds! Lack of water forces over 100 million children to miss out on an education! At the recent United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August / September 2002. Secretary General Kofi Annan in a United Nations Press Release issued the following statement. Secretary of State Colin Powell announced the U.S. Commitment to the Goals for Sustainable Development, foremost of which was access to water. Soon thereafter, high-level U.S. Officials pressed public and private leaders to launch a practical, fiscally responsible strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people without safe water and sanitation by 2015. Development Programs :- Providing universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation depends on strategic partnerships and smart technologies. To sustain and improve these solutions, WMI recognizes that identifying and training a grassroots network is as critical as developing low-cost appropriate technologies. Taking water samples, Fond Parisian, Haiti (2003) : WMI has considerable in-house resources of engineering and environmental experience. It has always been clear that one solution does not fit all. Each application received for assistance with water and sanitation projects is carefully assessed with regard to location, climate, culture, etc. WMI understands the challenges of sustainability and strives to meet the need through the establishment of responsible ownership by recipient communities. Local, regional and national partners oversee ongoing operation and maintenance. Sustaining water treatment systems requires more than simply providing people with access to clean water. Proper water handling, storage and use are lifestyle changes that only occur with education and oversight. WMI begins the assessment procedure by asking the enquiring community to complete a project site selection form, which helps to evaluate the current water situation and indicate the most appropriate solution. A chronological account of WMI's development activity follows: 2005 Honduras : Ronnie Doss Orphanage, near San Pedro Sula, Honduras (2004) "Just Add Water" - WMI, several Rotary Clubs, and two businesses have partnered to bring clean water and health & hygiene plans to 25 villages in Honduras. 20 Living Water™ Treatment Systems were shipped on March 2, and nearly all of them have been installed and are providing clean water. A Practical, Affordable, Sustainable, Worldwide Solution For Communities With Contaminated Water. The transportable Living Water™ Treatment System (LWTS™) provides a continuous supply of clean safe drinking water for communities up to 3, 000 people. Designed with state of the art treatment technology for use in developing countries Transportable by pick-up truck to remote rural locations Rugged in design using metal cages and strong parts to withstand rough transportation and continuous usage Sets up in three to five hours - operational training four hours Easy to maintain and low operating cost, $1.60 per 1, 000 gallons Treatment rate is typically 10 gallons per minute - up to 10, 000 gallons (37, 850 liters) per day Reduces waterborne disease by removing Cryptosporidium and Giardia Applicable for various water sources: streams, rivers, lakes, lagoons and wells Sustainable by community appointed individuals who operate and maintain the system.
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