Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



The Journey of the Data on our Live Impact Tracking Dashboard


Friday, June 21st, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Come behind the scenes to learn how data appears on our Live Impact Reports page.

 

Is drinking spring water safe?


Wednesday, June 19th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Some people have considered it trendy to drink what they call “raw water” — water that hasn’t been treated. Health officials warn that doing so may cause unintended health consequences.

 

From Skepticism to Celebration: How We Engage Community Members in Each Water Project


Wednesday, June 12th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

In this blog post, we share insights from our dedicated field officers from all across our Kenyan service areas on what community engagement looks like to them in their day-to-day duties.

 

When a Water Point Breaks: Why and How We Decommission a Water Source


Wednesday, June 5th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

As with all plumbing, water source parts sometimes need to be replaced. The same can be true with whole water points — sometimes they break so irreparably that they can’t be fixed, or the circumstances or surrounding environment change.

 

How NOBL Beverages is Spearheading Sustainability and Philanthropy with their Support of The Water Project


Wednesday, May 29th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Recently, I sat down with Andy Upton from NOBL Beverages, a supporter of The Water Project (TWP), to discuss their passion for helping people and the planet. They support TWP through their WTR4 program, which funds charity initiatives by selling low-cost canned water. With such a genius idea (everyone needs water, and cans are infinitely […]

 

A Lesson Learned: Eucalyptus Trees and Water Sources


Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024by Olivia Chebet

Where It All Started Western Kenya was once covered with indigenous trees thanks to the only tropical rainforest in Kenya: Kakamega Forest. But alongside the country’s rapid population growth, wood has become scarce.  Wood is still widely used in Kenya, both for infrastructure and construction as well as daily home use through cooking (only 65% […]

 

Humanitarian Aid vs. Sustainable Development in the Face of Kenya’s Floods


Wednesday, May 15th, 2024by Olivia Chebet

The flooding in Kenya presents a significant humanitarian crisis. The Water Project’s work areas have not seen as many adverse effects as the country’s capital, Nairobi. However, the entire country is feeling for their countrymen in the aftermath of several weeks’ torrential rains. Many people have been displaced from their homes. They are unable to […]

 

The Water Project Joins Millennium Water Alliance


Wednesday, May 8th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 CONCORD, New Hampshire — The Water Project (TWP), a nonprofit organization committed to providing safe, reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa, is proud to announce its new membership in the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA), a global coalition of leading water and sanitation organizations. By joining forces with MWA, The Water Project will […]

 

Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Water Scarcity and Its Impact on Education


Monday, May 6th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Everyone knows that teachers have one of the most underappreciated jobs in our country today. In sub-Saharan Africa, it’s not just curriculum coverage that teachers struggle with.

 

Kenya in Crisis: How Flooding is Affecting Our Work


Friday, May 3rd, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Kenya is currently experiencing widespread flooding, impacting 17 counties. We’ve fielded many questions from curious folks wanting to make sure our teams and the communities we serve are doing all right. To shed some light on the current situation of our work in Kenya, we spoke with Executive Directors Jacqueline Shigali and Protus Ekesa from […]