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


High School Students in Haiti Learn About Clean Water

During the week of April 16, the PWW WASH Training team (WASH = water, sanitation and hygiene) in Haiti provided educational training and support to high school students at the Union School in Haiti. The school is located in Juvénat, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. The Union School was initially established in 1919 for the children Continue reading


Safe Storage Water in Rural Schools

By Eva Jiménez, PWW Honduras Intern Last July, when a research team from Water for ME, the University of Maine, and students from Bangor High School and Bowdoin College were in Trojes, a filter performance study was conducted in rural schools (see related blogs). During this study, the team tested 14 water storage containers in 12 schools. They noticed Continue reading


It’s Time for Sesame Street!

“The greatest global health challenge for children are diseases related to poor sanitation, water, and hygiene. The WASH UP! Initiative aims to reduce the number of children that are dying or suffering from preventable and treatable diseases by providing access to meaningful sanitation and hygiene education.” (Source: Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit education organization behind Sesame 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


Sharing Options for Haiti’s Sanitation Needs

By Dorvilier Vildens, PWW Haiti Office Pure Water for the World’s Haiti office recently hosted a workshop on sanitation, with a special focus on Latrine Design and Construction. Emilie Sanmartin and Romain Villiers conducted the training. Emilie has been an International Technical Adviser at the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies (CAWST) since 2010. Continue reading


Rainwater Harvesting: Optimizing Nature’s Water Supply

Rainwater harvesting is an option that should be considered when planning an improved water supply system for a residence or community. Depending on local needs and conditions, rainwater harvesting could provide a complementary or alternative water supply. As part of our WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) training and consulting services in Honduras, we recently added a Rainwater Continue reading