Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



THE WATER PROJECT DEEPENS ITS COMMITMENT TO CLEAN WATER TO VIHIGA COUNTY, KENYA


Monday, January 23rd, 2023by Courtney Feild

  January 23, 2023 PRESS RELEASE VIHIGA COUNTY, WESTERN KENYA – On January 20th, the County of Vihiga in Western Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Water Project, a U.S.-based NGO building sustainable water projects to bring clean, safe, and reliable water to the communities of Vihiga County.  “The signing of the […]

 

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2023by Courtney Feild

  I’m lost! If you need me in order to be warm, I’m yours….   The path where I led my dog on our daily walk every day for three years took us along the shores of the vast Lake Coeur d’Alene in the panhandle of Idaho, and as we trundled into the cold lake […]

 

New years are new beginnings


Thursday, January 5th, 2023by Peter

New years are new beginnings. And these new beginnings often come with new resolutions. As I thought about this over the holiday, I realized that this is what we are blessed to be able to do nearly every day at The Water Project. With support from folks like you, we’re quite literally in the business […]

 

From All of Us to All of You: Our Holiday Traditions


Wednesday, December 21st, 2022by Jamie Heminway

This year, we asked our staff, both in the United States and abroad, to recount their favorite holiday traditions so that we can get to know our peers (and also so we could cover each other’s adorable recollections with heart emojis). You’re invited to join us and revel in the nostalgia and tradition that comes […]

 

Thank You: “Words that Bless”


Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022by Jamie Heminway

By Sam Ngidiwe and Jamie Heminway Our founder, Peter Chasse, uses a table metaphor to explain all the players involved in getting reliable water to those who need it most. Each group – including our donors – has its own spot at a round table, with equal investments on all fronts. It’s only through balanced […]

 

Deep Dive on Drought: What is The Water Project Doing to Counteract Its Effects?


Thursday, November 10th, 2022by Jamie Heminway

We think a lot about rain at The Water Project. Rain is a critical component in solving the global water crisis. It is also something we cannot control. So, we spend a lot of time monitoring and tracking rain in the places where we work. Too little rain can cause a borehole to run dry, […]

 

Global Handwashing Day 2022: How to capitalize on headway made during COVID-19


Friday, October 14th, 2022by Sam Ngidiwe

For years, handwashing has been one of the most critical and simple acts anyone can do to reduce the transmission of diseases, including diarrhea and infectious diseases such as flu, Ebola, H1N1 influenza, and now COVID-19. Before the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, handwashing has been one of the best ways to prevent the spread […]

 

Why Can’t People in sub-Saharan Africa Build Their Own Wells?


Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022by Jamie Heminway

This is another entry in a series where we answer questions we’ve received from curious donors, website visitors, and casual commenters. As we’ve said before, it can be difficult for those of us who have always had water piped into our homes to understand what it’s like not to have water. We haven’t needed to […]

 

Why Does The Water Project Work in Africa?


Wednesday, June 8th, 2022by Jamie Heminway

This is the first entry in a series where we answer questions we’ve received from curious donors, website visitors, and casual commenters. As we’ve said before, it can be difficult for those of us who have always had water piped into our homes to understand what it’s like not to have water. We haven’t needed […]

 

How to Help Someone from a Different Background


Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022by Jamie Heminway

Sometimes, helping someone can be easy. You see someone struggling to carry something through a doorway? You hold the door or help them with their burden. Being out and about in the world, we encounter lots of small situations with simple, cut-and-dry solutions. But sometimes, it’s difficult to know the solution to a problem if […]