NGWA urges global groundwater community to offer support for Nepal relief

For those members of the global groundwater community interested in contributing expertise or funding to the stricken region of Nepal following last weekend's major earthquake, the National Ground Water Association has recommended two organizations to offer support.

WESTERVILLE, OHIO, April 29, 2015 -- For those members of the global groundwater community interested in contributing expertise or funding to the stricken region of Nepal following last weekend's major earthquake, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has recommended two organizations to offer support.

Both groups -- the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) -- have places on their websites where individuals or organizations can participate and provide their efforts. As with many natural disasters, the three most critical needs currently facing Nepal is drinking water, food and medical help.

"One of the best ways to help is to go through established organizations involved in coordinated relief," said NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens. "This minimizes problems that sometimes occur during relief efforts when well-intentioned organizations rush in independently and add to the chaos. USAID and IFRC are well-established organizations that are working in a coordinated fashion with the government of Nepal."

NGWA has members in the United States and internationally, many of whom are involved in humanitarian efforts to provide safe drinking water to people who need it. As a trade and professional association, NGWA's members include water-well system professionals, scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers of equipment and materials used in the groundwater industry.

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