Author Archives: WaterForPeople

Langley man to cycle around the world for clean water

A 23-year-old Langley man wants to raise $30,000 for clean water by cycling around the world. Jason Manning, a lifeguard and swimming instructor with the Township of Langley, left for Japan on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

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Join Us for Advocacy Day

US residents who support safe drinking water and safe sanitation (WASH) for the world’s poorest people can join us to meet with Congressional offices to let them know that we need greater U.S. leadership for WASH.

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Sharing Data for All the World to See

In the early 1990s, I was in Namaqualand, a beautiful part of South Africa, working for a local nonprofit organization focused on improving child growth. Our efforts combined interventions in water supply, sanitation, hygiene, agriculture, and micronutrients. Residents from the village would weigh children every month and track their growth over time. The data were compelling, but the results always led to great debates about what to do with the findings.

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Podcast: Knowing When to “Tap Out” of the Fight

What insights does a former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, now poet, activist and thought leader, have to teach social entrepreneurs? Turns out the answer is “more than you can imagine.”

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Sanitation Microfinance Google Hangout

Watch a Google Hangout panel discussing Sanitation Microfinance. Sanitation microfinance has the potential to sustainably improve sanitation access in developing countries. Microfinance provides the possibility for middle- and lower-income households to invest in a desirable sanitation product that meets their long-term needs and preferences through market-based structures. Their private investment, in turn, can possibly free up public funding to reach the poorest who are unable to risk a loan given their precarious financial capacity.

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Xylem Honored for Providing, Protecting Water Resources in Asia

Xylem Inc. (XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has been recognized with the Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship by PublicAffairsAsia for Xylem Watermark, the company’s global corporate citizenship and social investment program.

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Stop politicizing water supply, Malawian MPs told

As Malawi is heading towards the May 20 tripartite elections official campaign, incumbent and aspiring MPs have been asked to cease politicizing water supply. The call has come from Kate Harawa, country director for Water For People, an organization working across Malawi promoting innovative and sustainable approaches to water and sanitation services.

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Connecticut Water’s Dan Lesnieski Receives Distinguished Award

Connecticut Water Company is pleased to announce that Daniel F Lesnieski, its Infrastructure rehabilitation manager, has been recognized for his work to bring safe drinking water to people living in poverty by Water for People. Water for People, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe water and sanitation services for people living in poverty, and its Connecticut Chapter has recognized Dan with the Kenneth J. Miller Founders’ Award in 2013. Presented annually, the Founders’ Award gives volunteers special recognition for their service and leadership in advancement of the Water For People mission at the local committee and regional levels.

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Market Led, Evidence Based Approach to Rural Sanitation

The perspectives in this white paper are based on publicly available information created as part of the “Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvements” (3SI) project in Bihar, and the roles of Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs) and key support organizations.

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End of Year Letter from CEO Ned Breslin

I’ve seen how important it is for my girls to feel empowered to start making their own choices about THEIR future. They’re thinking about what they want to be when they grow up, what family means to them, and how they want to give back to the world. That’s why this season’s GIRLS campaign has resonated with me so much, and I hope with you, too. I want to give girls a better future, and after 28+ years working and living in the developing world, I understand – it starts with water.

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Microfinance as a Potential Cataylst for Improved Sanitation

Sanitation microfinance has the potential to sustainably improve sanitation access in developing countries. Due to resource limitations, subsidy-based sanitation programs are typically unable to provide desirable sanitation products. This, among other factors, has frequently resulted in abandoned infrastructure and ineffective investment. Microfinance allows middle- and lower-income households to invest in a desirable sanitation product that meets their long-term needs and preferences through market-based structures.

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Jason Manning Rides from Japan to Vancouver

Jason Manning is going on a bike ride. A really, really long one. In February 2014, the 23-year-old Langley resident is riding his bike from Japan all the way back to Vancouver, raising money for Water For People along the way.

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Xylem honored for sustainable impact

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has been recognized with the Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship by PublicAffairsAsia for Xylem Watermark, the company’s global corporate citizenship and social investment program.

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TisBest Philanthropy Announces 10 New Charity Partners

Leading charity gift card provider TisBest Philanthropy announced today the addition of 10 new charity partners to their online charity gift card program. These 10 organizations are included on a list of more than 300 national and local nonprofit organizations that have partnered with TisBest Philanthropy. Recipients of TisBest Charity Gift Cards can use the money on their card to donate to any of the nonprofits on TisBest’s website.

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