Former Abundant Water Board Member Donates $5000 To Support Timor-Leste Project
Nathan Cammerman, formerly a board member of Abundant Water and now Principal at Yew Tree Investments, has generously donated $5000 as Abundant Water continues to develop its Timor-Leste program.
Abundant Water sat down with Nathan to have a chat about his ongoing involvement with the organisation and what he hopes his donation will achieve.
First off, what is your connection to Abundant Water?
During 2014-2015, I was privileged to be on the board of Abundant Water. It’s a dynamic organisation, run by an incredibly competent team of professionals geared towards improving access to clean water across a multitude of contexts. Since 2015, I have acted as an ambassador of sorts helping out wherever I can to support the organisation and its programs.
I understand that you work in natural resources. Can you tell me more about that?
Yes, I am a geologist by initial training, but also have a Masters in Integrated Water Management from the International Water Centre and another Masters in International Business awarded by Queensland University of Technology. I am a seed funder of a number of companies mainly focussed on innovative projects associated with the resource sector. This includes project generation and development, renewables, next generation materials and software.
Why have you donated money to Abundant Water?
I regularly keep in contact with the Chair of Abundant Water. When Stuart mentioned that Abundant Water was launching a program in Timor-Leste, it immediately piqued my interest. Timor-Leste is a government which is truly pushing the boundaries of innovation and transparency for the betterment of its people and I am very supportive of its proactive approach to sustainable development.
Abundant Water is grateful for your contribution, what do you hope it will achieve?
The social business programs run by Abundant Water are tried and tested and they work. To date they have provided approximately 30,000 people with access to clean water. This is an outstanding achievement and I am happy to provide the support to a dedicated and proven organisation looking to implement its expertise with a progressive government. Thank you Abundant Water for the opportunity.