Water Well: A Resource on Clean Water for Local Communities
Updated: Nov 14, 2021
Hot off the press! Water Well (the resource book) has been published.
We got our first copies today, which are destined for the administrators and villagers of Western Province, Papua New Guinea and Masantigie, Sierra Leone.
Available on all Amazon sites.
This resource book developed from an initial curiosity of why a school community in Sierra Leone kept facing chronic diarrhea each year, season after season. Figuring out an answer to one question led me to ask another and before long I had an extensive body of research about clean drinking water. I hope that presenting this knowledge in a guide will allow local communities to understand water issues better and to know that solutions exist which could be self- implemented to improve and accelerate access to clean drinking water, while also suggesting actions that everyone can take to make a contribution to the issue of water scarcity.
I would like to thank the following industry professionals for their insight and expertise:
· Yves Bersier, Geneva Drinking Water Lab at the Industrial Services of Geneva (SIG)
· Ryan Blyth, Global Learning Advisor, Center for Affordable Water &Sanitation Technology (CAWST)
· Jacob Bossaer, CEO of BOSAQ SOLARAQ
· Daniella Bostrom-Couffe, Global Communications Manager of United Nations Water
· Ramzi Bouzerda, CEO of Droople SA, an IoT solution for monitoring of water treatment systems
· Martine Coppens, founder of Global Outreach School and president of Education Pour Tous, Sierra Leone
· Sean Furey, Director Rural Water Supply Network, Skat Foundation
· Jenna Hornbaker, Water.org
· Richard Johnston, officer from WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program for WASH, and instructor at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
· Beth Koigi, CEO and founder of Majik Water, a technology using atmospheric water harvesting for safe drinking water
· Marijn Korndewal, Freshwater Expert, United Nations Environment Programme
· Dr. Sara Marks, researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) and instructor at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
· Claire Moody, Public Health Scientist at Anglian Water Services, UK
· Michael Ropiecki, owner of Well Done Limited, Sierra Leone based water treatment systems provider
· Dr. Annie Sparrow, pediatrician, public health specialist and professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
· Arthur Vincent, headmaster of Global Outreach School, Masantigie, Sierra Leone
Thank you also to Swiss Water Partnership Youth for their seed support of this project!