Water For People is excited to participate in the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm from August 31-September 5. This year, Water For People will be highlighting our Everyone Forever strategy, Sanitation as a Business, and the power of public-private partnerships. Please join us at the following events:
Six Years On: A Success Story of Corporate and NGO Collaboration
Sunday, August 31, 5:45-6:45pm, Room K22/23
Learn about the nuts and bolts of effective partnerships. Water For People and Xylem co-host a session facilitated by Chuck Chaitovitz from GETF and the U.S. Water Partnership to discuss the power of public-private partnerships. Michael Fields, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Xylem, Jailan Adly, Director of MBAs without Borders, and Water For People’s India Country Director, Arumugam Kalimuthu, will share their experiences and recommendations for developing strong partnerships.
Note: this is a Sunday session on the first day of World Water Week.
Sanitation Business Models for Safe Resource Recovery and Reuse
Tuesday, September 2, 9am-12:30pm, Room T2
A look at how integrated business models throughout the sanitation value chain can save water and turn waste into valuable resources such as biofuels or fertilizer, leading to improved livelihoods. Organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, International Water Management Institute, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and World Health Organization. Water For People will be presenting on its Sanitation as a Business approach in Uganda.
We’ll also be sharing a booth with IRC (B01:63) all week where you can learn more about our Everyone Forever collaboration; our third partner, WSUP, will have a booth nearby. On September 2nd, 5-6pm, we will be hosting a joint session on water system life-cycle costs. Please come by our booth to learn more about our work promoting innovative, long-term solutions for the global water and sanitation crisis, and see how you can get involved to #ChangeTheGame.
When one person or one family has clean, accessible water, their lives are changed. But when entire regions and countries have water, the world is changed.
Water for People exists for one purpose, and it’s as simple as our name: we want all people to have safe, continuous water, and when they do, our job will be done.
We want water for everyone, forever.
The current story is one of millions of people without clean water or adequate sanitation facilities. How do we #ChangeThat?
We’re looking beyond toilets and wells and water pumps, and into the future. We’re talking to people to find out how they live and what they need to feel healthy, safe, empowered, and successful.
We’re designing solutions based on long-term needs — and long lives. We don’t want to be around forever, but we want water to be.
This week we are gathering with our Water for People partners and supporters to, “change the game.” Our partners have been involved in our efforts from the start and together we are changing philanthropy by leveraging relationships through professional associations such as the New England Water Works Association and New England Water Environment Association. We are here together to celebrate progress made towards addressing global water and sanitary issues that ultimately affect us all.
Holliston Sand is here to support Water for People because simply we believe in the mission, access to clean water is a basic right and we are all about creating awareness on this issue. Being stewards for our environment is a very important part of Holliston Sands’ culture and Water for People’s efforts is consistent with this philosophy. We believe that this whole cause is something you can wrap your arms around.
Water for People isn’t your traditional international organization, we are going beyond toilets and beyond today. We want full water coverage for every household, every clinic and every school, forever!
And much progress is being made, tonight we’ve come together to raise over fifty-thousand dollars. This is a great victory in our campaign to spread awareness of global water and sanitation issues. Our unique approach is based on investments at all levels, from municipal-wide support to down to each person consuming water and the model is growing from communities to districts to countries with far-reaching and long lasting impact. When one person or one family has clean accessible water their lives are changed but when entire regions and countries have water, the world is changed.
Of the money raised tonight, all net proceeds directly benefit Water for People by supporting continued implementation of sustainable solutions in communities around the world. Through our re-imagined reporting platform we collect, analyze and apply data in powerful ways that gets us closer to achieving our goal. And this data is your data because our success is your success! We are making strides in changing philanthropy as a whole, how it’s define, executed and celebrated. We want you to know how your investment in philanthropy is changing lives and making the biggest impact!
Not just in the short term but forever! We are taking risks and being fearless and we are excited to have you join us. It would not be possible without you! To our partners, sponsors and volunteers we are especially grateful and inspired by your continued commitment to our mission.
Together we’ll continue to, “Change the Game!”
pray for Our Children in the World - may they know only Peace throughout their Lives
music for the World from the dawn of time to the final judgement before Our father in heaven.!
Here’s a collection of footage and pictures from the Cher concert we attended (sober) after raising over $6700 for MS Research. It was definitely a drag, but not nearly as bad as the Creed or Backstreet Boys shows we previously attended. Thank you so much for your support! Check out the fundraiser at crowdrise.com/cher4ms and learn more about what we do at sober4ms.com.