Today Is Global Handwashing Day!

Global Handwashing Day was launched in 2008 with a goal of raising awareness about the importance of washing hands to prevent diseases as well as to provide education about safe and proper handwashing techniques. “The 2019 Global Handwashing Day theme is “Clean Hands for All.” This year’s theme follows the push to leave no one Continue reading


PWW: 20+ Years of Evolution

PWW’s mission is to improve lives by empowering people with access to life’s most basic necessities…safe water and sanitation. PWW partners with underserved communities, delivering critical technologies and education to establish sustainable safe water, hygiene, and sanitation programs. With these essential tools and practices in place, children, families and communities are empowered with the life-changing Continue reading


Let’s Talk About What Makes Water “Safe”

What is meant by “safe” water? And, how does PWW work to bring safe water to communities? World Water Day is this Friday, March 22nd! We are working to continue to provide you with insights about what goes into implementing sustainably safe water programs in underserved communities. You can access our series of blogs for Continue reading


Let’s Talk About Source Water Protection

What does “source water protection” mean? And, how does PWW integrate it into safe water programs? As World Water Day, March 22nd, comes closer, we want to provide you with insights about what goes into implementing sustainably safe water programs in underserved communities. If you haven’t read last week’s article about World Water Day, you Continue reading


Staff Spotlight: Oscar Andino

Written by Emery Letendre, PWW intern, Vermont Oscar Armando Andino started working with Pure Water for the World’s Honduras team in early 2008. Today, he is PWW’s Water Expertise & Training (WET) Centre Coordinator and oversees all of the organization’s WASH training and consulting services in Honduras. He has made invaluable contributions to the work Continue reading


Staff Spotlight: Andrew Coco, WASH Training Manager, Haiti

Written by Divya Gudur, PWW Intern Andrew Coco is PWW Haiti’s WASH Training and Consulting Services Manager. This title highlights the many important responsibilities that Andrew assumes, some of which include the management of client relations and the coordination and development of: WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) trainings and workshops, WASH celebrations and global awareness Continue reading


PWW Honduras: Teacher Workshop in La Mosquitía

By Eva Jiménez, Volunteer, PWW Honduras La Mosquitía is located in the easternmost part of Honduras, in the Gracias a Dios department, the second largest department in the country. The area is remote and virtually inaccessible by land. The Lonely Planet explains it as “one of the region’s last frontiers of untamed wilderness”; an area often Continue reading


CAWST Virtual Learning Exchange: October 16-20, 2017

Mark your calendars for October 16-20 when PWW training partner, CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology), will be hosting an online virtual learning exchange, facilitated by several CAWST clients from around the world, including PWW. Click here to see the full lineup of sessions and register.  Join PWW’s WASH Training and Consulting Services Manager Continue reading


Emergency Response WASH Workshops This Week

Haiti is not new to dealing with the aftermath that comes when natural disasters strike. In less than 20 years, Haiti has experienced a massive earthquake and many major hurricanes, including last week’s Hurricane Irma, which have destroyed homes, wrecked livelihoods, and taken lives. Last October, following Hurricane Matthew (and in anticipation of future natural disasters that will not only impact Haiti Continue reading


I’ve imagined Haiti ever since I can remember…

By Alys Spillman, PWW Grant Writer I’ve imagined Haiti ever since I can remember. My grandmother lived in the Caribbean and traveled there often, as an art and designer clothing buyer. When we visited her in Maine for holiday weekends, I would fall asleep facing a painting that, at first, looked like just a colorful Continue reading