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 our award winning 'Safe Water for Every Child' project you can Donate Now

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We are fast approaching:

  • The End of the Rotary Year.
  • The End of The Australian Tax Year.

If your Rotary Club wants to disburse funds;


If you want to reduce your Personal Tax.


Please think about helping Disaster Aid Australia 


Our Safe Water for Every Child project is looking for support.

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  • Bhutan. Safe Water to every rural school by 2020.
  • Camerines Sur, Philippines. A project to provide 15 schools with Safe Water.
  • Mindanao, Philippines. Ongoing support to our partner Balay Mindanaw to provide safe water  to communities .
  • Colombia. A project to provide 25 schools with Safe Water.


We want to be ready to respond to disasters with our smartaid.

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This year Disaster Aid Australia has responded to:

  • Marawi Crisis, Philipines.
  • Mount Agung Volcano in Bali.
  • Typhoon Tembin, Philipines.
  • Chiapas Earthquake, Mexico.


You can click on the following link to:     DONATE NOW


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This Project, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Naga, is to provide 'Safe Water to Every Child' for schools in the Camarines Sur region of the Philippines.

The map below shows the location of the schools involved in the project.

Work will start on the SkyHydrant installations at the first two schools in June this year.

Can you help us protect some of the more than 12,000 children attending these schools?


You can make a donation now at this link:    DONATIONS


Sponsor a school for $5,000.


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Disaster Aid Australia will be leading a 'Breakout Session' at this years Rotary International Convention in Toronto.

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It  will be an opportunity to find out how Disaster Aid partners have brought safe drinking water to communities in; The Philippines, Nepal, Bhutan, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia.

The effects of major water quality improvements, at an affordable price, has many important features. 

As well as health improvements the clean water projects have; improved educational prospects, stimulated the local economies and assisted in bringing peace to troubled regions.


Al Mannus - Rotary Club of CDO West (PDG), Philipines.   

Al will talk about how Disaster Aid has worked in partnership with his club and the Balay Mindanaw Peace Foundation  to respond to disasters on the Island of Mindanao and to help many communities with long term solutions to contaminated water  

KK Looi - Rotary Club of USJ (PP) Malaysia.

As a key member of Disaster Aid Malaysia KK will be talking about the impact of Safe Water to the communities in his country


Yeshey Dorji - Rotary Club of Thimpu, Bhutan

Yeshey can explain about Bhutan, where there is no shortage of water, but a lack of treatment means that health problems are common. He will be able to report on how Disaster Aid Skyhydrants are now making a difference.

Rhett Butler - Inventor of the SkyHydrant

After many years of providing effective Water treatment Rhett now wants to encourage a movement from a simple donation to an investment in a long term social enterprise. 

David Langworthy - President of Disaster Aid Australia

David will explain Disaster Aid Australia's  'Safe Water to Every Child' initiative and how Rotarians can help bring the 'Human Right to Safe Water' to more people.

Helene Bo Morse - Rotary Club of Ashgrove-The Gap (PP)



See You in Toronto!  

The sessions will be on Monday 25th June at  1.30pm in Room 718




Contact Details

PO Box 790, Endeavour Hills,  Victoria  3802 

Phone:  1300 881 913

Phone:  +61 3 9796 4498

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DGR Status

Disaster Aid Australia is a public company limited by guarantee and holds Deductible Gift Recipient [DGR] status, meaning it is entitled to receive income tax deductible gifts and tax deductible contributions.

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