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Hi Tanja,

To understand from a different perspective, let us presume that all situations requiring help fall in 2 categories :

Category 1 - situations in the safe zone - like raising funds, starting a school, creating a library, starting a cow bank, poultry, goats, social centre, buying a van, increasing yield from farms, using drip irrigation, organic farming, etc.

Category 2 - life-threatening situations - like epidemics, absence of drinking water for large populations, famine, natural disasters, wars, etc.

During Min's recent visit to Krishna Primary School, he was able to visit with the owners of a local market not far from the school. The plans they discussed involved piping water from the market into a concrete tank (yet to be constructed) at the school. This would be an above ground tank and contain a spicket so the water in the tank could be easily accessed by the students.

Min has told me he has drawn up a cost estimate for this project and we have someone who is interested in donating toward this as well.

WSP Water and Sanitation Group
http://www.wsp.org

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a multi-donor partnership of the World Bank. Our goal is to help the poor gain sustained access to improved water supply and sanitation services (WSS).

We work directly with client governments at the local and national level in 25 countries through 4 regional offices and in the World Bank headquarters, Washington D.C. Our aim is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation by 2015.

Krishna Primary School Water Project

Status: Finished
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The students at the school in Gamauli presently have no access to clean drinking water while at school. It causes many of them to leave after a few hours in the classroom.

During Min's recent visit to the school, he met with a merchant in the local market and discussed piping water from the market to the school. The cost estimates are attached.

We are asking volunteers with experience in engineering to look over the proposal and make any suggestions or ask any questions that the proposal may bring to mind. We do have a possible donor to help fund the completion of the project.

This site provides information and resources on water, sanitation and the environment with specific focus on children.

http://www.unicef.org/wes/

Organizations that work in Water and Sanitation

Status: In progress
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Do you know of any organizations that work specifically in water and sanitation? If so, this is the place to list them.

Please provide as much information as you can about the organization including name, website link, email addresses, contact information and a brief overview (what they do, where they work, etc).

Drinking Water - A place for resources, ideas, questions

Status: Just started
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Access to clean drinking water is a challenge faced by over a billion people around the world.

This is a place to provide and share links, resources, information, questions, comments and so forth, related to Drinking Water.

Please feel free to post any information you may have.

Projects about drinking water

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