The Abundant Water Project
There are some really wonderful nonprofits out there that work to develop water resources in places where water is scarce. But what about when there is water all around but none that’s safe to drink? This is what’s happening in Southeast Asian countries. Sure there’s water but it’s not safe water. Top that with limited funds and resources for filtering systems or water purification plants and you’ve got a lot of sick families.
What if you could come up with a simple filtering system that would provide clean water with a handful of readily available ingredients that the villagers could make themselves? These filters can be made anywhere from materials easily found in most villages. Nothing to buy, no shipping or distribution centers needed, just good old practical know-how. In a short time water contaminated with pathogens can be safe for drinking.
About the founder of Abundant Water
The Abundant Water project was initiated by Sunny Forsyth, an Australian engineer and AW project manager. In 2007, whilst working as an Australian Government Youth Ambassador for Development, Sunny became aware of the lack of access to safe drinking water in rural communities in Laos. Click here to learn more.
Unsafe water causes 80% of all sickness and disease in the developing world and kills more people than war. Cholera, typhoid fever, amebic and bacillary dysentery, diarrhea, hepatitis A and E are all common illnesses in Laos contracted from drinking unclean water. YOU can help change that. Watch the video below and then go visit AbundantWater.org to see how you can help.