Microsoft Corporation - W|W Filter Program Report
January - June 2018
Thank you for your support of the Wine To Water Filter program!
From January - June 2018 Wine To Water implemented 1,323 sawyer filters throughout the world, including areas where natural and human-caused disasters are all too common.
Wine To Water began staging filters for disaster relief preparation around the world after last Fall's natural disasters. With 24 filter partners in over 14 countries around the world, we are always in need of more filters.
Many of those who attended filter builds felt inspired to bring it back to their own community for a DIY Filter Build. From a fifth grader in Pennsylvania to a baseball team in New Jersey, you ALL made a tangible impact in the global water crisis!
We started off the year with Nathan, who hosted a DIY filter build in his fifth-grade class! From May 1st to June 11th, AutoDesk hosted events around the world (See Field Note #183 below).
Thank you to everyone who sponsored Filter Build events from January - June 2018: Ardmore United Methodist Church, Autodesk, Centenary University, Design Build Institute of America, Diamond Raiders Club, Dunn Rotary Club, Flexera, Grand Circle Foundation, Jaffe, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Melinta, Millipore Sigma, /nSpro, Nathen Wren, Nossaman, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Sammamish Presbyterian Church, Securian, TD Bank, Texas A&M, and WorkSteps. Your events have allowed us to further strengthen our programs throughout the world, including Nepal, The Amazon, and East Africa.
As our commitment to providing clean water to those in need grows exponentially, we continue to improve our training and partner screenings. We finished off June by traveling to Myanmar, to investigate what a more robust project would look like and to distribute sawyer filters (See figure 1 below).
The Wine To Water Filter Build Program has impacted nearly 20,000 lives in the last 6 months, all thanks to your support of a Wine To Water Filter Build event!
"Once again the foundation of community—sharing—came to light" - Abhishek, Wine To Water Nepal
Scroll down for videos, photos and interactive maps detailing the overall impact.
Interactive Map & Impact Data
Click through the interactive map below to view impact and see the Filter Program activity from January - June 2018.
Field Note #183: With Love from California
Autodesk, a California-based technology company, recently hosted 19 filter builds in office locations around the world, producing a combined total of 2,172 water filters as a part of their Global Month of Impact. After attending one of Autodesk’s build's in San Francisco, Doc Hendley brought a few of the finished filters with him into the field. It was in Padampur, a small village in the Chitwan District of Nepal, that Doc delivered a family their new water filter and a note that read: