Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Addressing urban WASH issues in Informal Urban Settlements

Thursday, April 28th, 2011by

Yesterday I visited an Informal Urban Settlement in Mombasa, in an area called Likoni. Informal Urban Settlements, or slums, are areas characterised by poor housing and squalor, where the population lack official land tenure rights. Globally, more than 1 billion people live in slums, a figure that is rising all the time as people move […]


TWP link up with Hydraid and US Navy to get Bio Sand Filters to Uganda

Thursday, April 21st, 2011by

  Over the past few months there has been an interesting collaboration happening involving The Water Project, The US Navy and Hydraid (www.hydraid.com), all in the interest of aiding communities in Africa as they try to rise up from poverty and ill health. So what’s been going on? Well…..


Northwest Girlchoir Sings for Water with Beautiful Results

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011by Peter

For 38 years, the Northwest Girlchoir (http://www.northwestgirlchoir.org/) has championed extraordinary music education and performance opportunities for girls and young women.  This month, in honor of World Water Day 2011, the choral organization championed something else … clean water.  From concerts performed in two locations in the Seattle, Washington area, the choir’s Artistic Director, Sara Boos, […]