Disaster Aid Australia wins the Energy Globe National Award for 2018

Safe water award

This international award was founded by the Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards.

The aim of the Awards is to present successful sustainable projects to a broad audience.

  

The Project 

Our submission was based on 'Safe Water for Every Child' as delivered in the Philippines. 

 

Summary of our Submission

The project’s aim is to provide clean water to communities across the Philippines in an effective, long term sustainable manner.

The method of ensuring clean water is to install community Skyhydrants which are low pressure ultra filtration units which remove bacteria from the water without the need for electrical power or chemicals.

Each Skyhydrant filter, provided by Disaster Aid Australia, can produce 20Litres per day, per person, of safe water for a community of up to 500 people.

The filters operate without any source of power if a gravity water supply is available.

The use of chemicals is limited to weekly cleaning only.

Disaster Aid Australia have trained our Philippine partner organization Balay Mindanaw in the installation and operations of the filters.

As the local installation work is carried out locally by Balay Mindenaw there is a huge cost saving compared with using expatriate installers.

To date over 40 Skyhydrants have been permanently installed and another 3 have been used in temporary mobile installations to help people displaced due to recent fighting by Islamic rebels in Marawi.

 

If you want to support the award winning 'Safe Water for Every Child' project you can Donate Now

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Kilauea

With the recent increased activity of the Kilauea Volcano there has been massive disruption to the surrounding areas of Hawaii.

Explosions have resulted in plumes of ash being thrown over 9000m and falling onto nearby towns.

Clouds of toxic fumes have been released.

As well as the main crater, over 20 fissures have opened on the sides of the volcano with rivers of lava flowing across the land destroying crops and homes.

With 2000 people evacuated and dozens of homes and vehicles destroyed Disaster Aid USA (DAUSA) is responding.

Disaster Aid tents have been sent from the DAUSA store to help Hawaiians who have been evacuated from their homes

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For more information check the following link:      Disaster Aid USA

 

 

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Disaster Aid Brasil have this month been reacting to the Venezuela refugee crisis.

Over the last three years Venezuela has been facing economic disaster.

Drastic shortages of food, medicine, electricity and other necessities have resulted in riots.

Crime and suspected police killings have given Venezuela a frighteningly high rate of murder and violence. 

Runaway inflation since 2015 has resulted in basic goods increase by more than 500%.

 

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With thousands of refugees streaming across the Brazilian border to  Disaster Aid  Brazil has been helping  with vital supplies.

 

 

 

 

Many schools in Bhutan have a large number of pupils who are boarders due to their homes being in remote locations.

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With lots of children not only attanding school, but living in close proximity, protection from gastric problems is important.

This is why the Bhutan Goverment has welcomed the installation of Skyhydrants.

 

Results

We have just received results back from the Yebilaptsa Central School where a Disaster Aid Skyhydrant has been installed.

Since the skyhydrant was installed over the January school holidays the incidence of cases of diarrhea have dropped by more than 70%.

As some of these cases may be from children returning to school while affected we are hoping a full years results will be even better!

 

 

If you want to support our work in protecting Schools in Bhutan by providing clean water you can make a Donation Now

 

 

 

 

Website Contact Details

PO Box 790, Endeavour Hills,  Victoria  3802 

Phone:  +61 3 9706 9171

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