A recent front page in the Philippine Star newspaper showed SkyHydrant™ units, provided by Disaster Aid,being used to supply safe water at Evacuation Centers in Mindanaw
The people in the Evacuation centres have been displace from Marawi City as a result of an armed uprising by Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iran and Syria (ISIS).
Our local partner Balay Mindanaw are using the units in conjunction with fire engines which cart raw water to the temporary evacuation centres
The water is then pumped to header tanks feeding SkyHydrants™ which filter the water, and deliver it direct to the residents containers minimising the chance of contamination.
Although the uprising in Marawi is coming to an end there has been extensive damage to properties.
It may be some time before everyone can leave the evacuation centres and return to their homes.
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Disaster Aid Response team members Andrew Gunn and Phil Gribble recently travelled to Nepal with 2 SkyHydrants, and supervised the first installation at the Janek School in Bhakundebesi.
The Janek school caters for 800 students from pre school to year 12.
Water supply is a ground well some 50 meters over a road from the school.
During the 2015 earthquake the school building was damaged but continues to be used.
The students were drinking the well water and the canteen was preparing food with the same water which is contaminated with pathogens'.
The school currently runs at 5 to 10 per cent absenteeism due to the well water causing sickness.
A team of about 6 locals including school staff and a local plumber worked with Andrew and Phil on the installation of the header tank and filter.
In spite of various problems in getting suitable plumbing fittings, and being able to secure the skyhydrant in place the majority of the installation was completed in a day.
The canteen and drink taps now have safe and clean water.
It was suggested the students also take home filtered water if this will help their families.
Andrew and Phil felt that it had been wonderful to be involved this project and witness the profound happiness of the teachers and parents who saw this task completed.
Problem with floods and tornadoes have intensified in recent years in the Brazilian State of Santa Catarina.
The Rotary Clubs of Chapecó and other cities are working hard to help in this area.
This month a big flood affected 10 cities
A Disaster Aid SkyHydrant™ was installed in the city of Coronel Freitas by Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Chapeco
Many Rotary projects support: Hospitals, Schools, Orphanages, and Individual Communities.
What many of these projects need is access to safe, low cost drinking water.
Wondering how can you provide it?
Don't reinvent the wheel! . . . . or even a water treatment plant.
Disaster Aid has experience in providing community sized water treatment in developing countries around the world.
Our projects utilise the proven SkyHydrant™ technology which can provide 10,000 litres of biologically safe water a day without power or chemicals.
A key priority of Disaster Aid is to ensure that every child has access to clean water.
We are currently looking for partners where we can assist their project while working towards our priority.
Why not contact us to explore all opportunities for us to work together