WATER IS LOVE
Water now allocates two projects a year to under-served communities both locally and internationally. We create access by providing high quality drinking water by donating our time, resources, and sustainable technologies to enhance the health and quality of life to communities who are in need.
WATERNOW'S CURRENT FUNDRAISING PROJECTS
Clean Water Initiative for Dinè, Wheatfields Community
In this Navajo (Diné) Nation community in Wheatfields Lake, Arizona, approximately 1000 people experience poor quality drinking water. There’s an abundance of water rights and a rich cultural history,
yet a lack of water flow which has caused lake reservoirs to dry up. Contaminants have resulted in illnesses that have been reported in the community. Help us help this strong, beautiful community with clean drinking water!
MAMA NA DADA OF KENYA
Water Everywhere but NO water
One of every 3 people are suffer from the waters of Lake Victoria their main water source. It’s water are entirely polluted from industrial waste and carries a number of water-borne diseases that lead to illness and fatality.. WaterNow plans to bring 2 water filtration systems and install rainwater catchment in the village to provide easier access to water and access to clean, healthy water.
Hygiene and Sanitation
WaterNow is also responding to their call for better sanitary and health conditions.Currently public defecation leads to water source contamination, fecal diseases, and unsanitary living conditions. WaterNow plans to bring compost toilets as well as custom toilets for the ill, weak, and elderly.
WaterNow is currently raising $15,000 for our project in the village of Kunya, Kenya. Be apart of the impact with a donation towards compost toilets, water systems, rainwater catchment and everything it takes to bring clean water and a better future to the village of Kunya.
Women ARE the water system
All the water for cooking, washing, agriculture, and even for drinking is fetched and carried from Lake Victoria exclusively by women. To fill their 5-gallon buckets, they must wade through 50 feet of thick hyacinth growth, infested with snakes (some poisonous) and leeches. When full, the containers weigh 48 pounds and are carried on the women’s heads, sometimes for miles, to their homes.
The women cannot be empowered unless we solve the water problem. Having an accessible water supply will save the women hundreds of labor intensive hours, freeing them to pursue income generating activities. It will also serve the community at large, by greatly reducing typhoid and other water-borne diseases, presently very rampant in the village.
PAST WATERNOW PROJECTS
LAKE BACALAR, MEXICO
Conservation in areas where clean water is scare such as Kunya, is paramount. We share numerous techniques for water conservation, such as rainwater catchment, grey water recycling, irrigation methods, water saving faucets and mindful water and permaculture practices. Another example of our success came a few months back, in December of 2017, WaterNow responded to a call from the state of Quintana Roo Mexico, located on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula not far from the city of Bacalar.
In 2015 Mexico’s environmental protection agency issued an “urgent” call for local authorities to stop sewage and waste discharge into the fresh water lake of Bacalar. In response to this crisis, WaterNow installed a 3-stage water purification system and UV filter system for bacteria and helped the health of the participants gathering at the lake.
On behalf of The Call of The Water-XV Vision Council Guardians of the Earth, I would like to recommend Karuna Warren and WaterNow as an organization that is truly committed to create a world with access to clean water for all. In their mission to bring sustainable drinking water to people with limited possibilities, as well as support proactive environmental advocates.
WaterNow donated and installed a water filter system that allowed more than 1600 participants from 27 countries and representatives of a dozen indigenous nations, to have potable water throughout the weeklong gathering in the pristine, yet imminently threatened, Caribbean lagoon. Karuna also gave an important presentation on water sustainability and technology. We are very grateful for the alliance forged with WaterNow and their participation in our gathering and community.
The water filter system they donated will be used in future events and showcased as an example of efficient, cost effective, and easily actionable steps to use and care for water more appropriately.
~ Lali Oshen Event Organizer)
RHODOPE MOUNTAINS, BULGARIA
Karuna installing a UV Filter and 3-stage purification filter and solar pump at storage tank in Meadows in the Mountains Festival, ~Bulgaria June 2018
~ Lali Oshen Event Organizer)