Following the earthquake in 2016, Abundant Water has been in Nepal working to make clean water more accessible and sustainable.
Accessible water after disaster
There is a need for ways to help communities to recover from the earthquake, particularly some of the most vulnerable women. They need access to both an affordable means of providing safe drinking water and also income opportunities.
We have identified a number of highly capable and motivated partner organisations, such as the Women’s Rehabilitation Centre which first approached Abundant Water, to take this project forward.
Thanks to the amazing success of our crowdfunding campaign in late 2015, and generous business donations, we are now in the position to take the project forward.
Abundant Water CEO Sunny Forsyth visited Nepal over March and April 2016 to investigate the best way of providing our clay pot filter technology to provide clean water in Nepal.
vendor workshops and beyond
We have conducted multiple training workshops in Nepal, covering business start up and filter assembly. Vendor training is an important part of the project implementation process as it allows us to assess the market demand for filters, as well as what specifications a filter must meet to be desirable.
Using this information we implement filter production training in areas where there is a demand and train producers to make a filter that is tailored to the meet the requirements of their local market. By doing this we ensure that we are giving communities and our vendors sustainable and locally appropriate clean water solutions.