One of largest single-day water relief efforts in history to be held in March

Sponsored by


Jan. 3, 2014 -- One of the largest single-day water relief efforts in history will be held on March 22, 2014, to commemorate World Water Day. Coordinated by Waves for Water, the event -- called "100K World Water Day" -- is a multi-nation water-relief effort, aimed at bringing clean water to 100,000 people in just one day.

With support from Hurley H2O, teamriders and athletes will join five groups of "Clean Water Couriers" to five different parts of the globe -- Brazil, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia and Nicaragua -- and distribute water filtration units. The goal is to distribute 1,000 water filters on March 22, 2014.

"Our goal with this initiative is to create a measurable, large-scale action, on a day when the entire world has its eyes and focus on water," said Waves For Water Founder Jon Rose. "We hope that our pledge to provide access to clean water for 100,000 people on this one day will help trigger the masses into taking similar action throughout the following years. World Water Day is already happening; all we're doing is coordinating efforts to raise the stakes and maximize the impact."

World Water Day began in 1993 as a means of bringing attention to the importance of fresh, clean water, as well as serving as an advocacy platform for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Twenty years later, Waves For Water and Hurley H2O plan to bring even more global attention to World Water Day. Fundraising for 100K World Water Day is set to launch January 1, 2014, leading into World Water Day.

About 100K World Water Day

To learn more about Waves For Water and 100K World Water Day, or to make a donation, visit wavesforwater.org. For more information on Hurley H2O, visit hurley.com/h2o

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

De Nora completes acquisition of Severn Trent's Water Purification group

De Nora has announced the completion of the acquisition of Severn Trent Services' Water Purification group. The new business title, called De Nora Water Technologies, will be focused on delivering sustainable and innovative water and wastewater technologies.

USACE signs partnership agreement with MS city mayors for water-related projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Vicksburg District of Mississippi recently announced that it has entered into a Partnership Project Agreement with mayors of several communities throughout the state.

First large-scale RO system in FL to use ozone for treating H2S in RO permeate

The city of Clearwater, Fla., recently completed its new brackish reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant No. 2, which serves as the first large-scale RO municipal system in the state of Florida to use ozone to treat H2S in RO permeate.

FCC Aqualia secures O&M contract for two largest WWTPs in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

FCC Aqualia, in association with lkhorayef Water and Power Company of Saudi Arabia, recently announced that is has secured a contract comprising the operation and maintenance of the two largest wastewater treatment plants in the city of Mecca.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  

 


© 2015. PennWell Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS