Project Problems? Try Rotary Ideas    
The Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise in Jamaica was having problems raising money for a water and sanitation project at 11 schools in their country.

With the encouragement of their District Governor, Paul Brown, they submitted a project to Rotary Ideas  where they were able to link up with the Rotary Club of Central Cayman Islands to get a Global Grant from The Rotary Foundation.  
Read the story,   Try Rotary Ideas, that was published in February 2017 issue of The Rotarian magazine.
Clean Water for 500,000 Chinese Students 
Rotary District 3450 ( comprised of clubs in Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, and Guangdong of the People's Republic of China) has partnered with the Australian non-profit organization SkyJuice Foundation. On World Water Day 2017 they announced their plans to bring clean water to half a million Chinese students in the remote villages near Yan'an City.
The partnership has already provided safe drinking water to 250,000 students using the SkyHydrant filtration units. 
To read more go to Clean Water for Chinese Students
Water Project Unites Lebanon Clubs 
In 2011, Rotary members in northern Lebanon, with the assistance of The Rotary Foundation, installed a water filtration system in a few schools.

Now Rotary District 2452  has all 24 Rotary Clubs working together with the goal that "Every student has the right to clean water."

The Rotary organizers of the project know that clean water is the main objective, but they also saw the opportunity to work towards healing Lebanon's long history of sectarian strife.

Read Water Project Unites Lebanon to learn how this project is not only bringing clean water to over 1,500 schools, but laying the groundwork to peace in the region. 

WASH to the Foothills of the Himalayas 
For over 10 years, New Zealand's Rotary District 9940 has been supporting the work of the NGO Rural Centre for Human Interests (RUCHI) to bring WASH to Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills.  

With the assistance of The Rotary Foundation, this partnership has been able to complete three "Rainwater Harvesting Villages".  They are taking the concept to over 30 villages which will impact on over 10,000 people

Read WASH to the Himalayas t he article that appeared in the "Rotary Down Under" magazine
Rural Water Supply Webinars 
The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is providing a series of webinars on rural water supply, every Tuesday from April 18 until June 13, 2017.  

The sessions will be provided in English and French or Spanish. The topics are based on the topics presented at the 2016 RWSN Forum in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.

To learn more about these free on-line seminars visit

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Calendar Of Event  

June 9, 2017 - 
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
World Water Summit 9  - WASH and Women 

June 10, 2017 - Atlanta Georgia, USA
WASRAG Annual Meeting and 10th Birthday Reception (Georgia Aquarium)

July 24 - 28, 2017 - Loughborough, UK
40th Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) International Conference

November 9 - 10, 2017 -  New Delhi, India
11th World Aqua Congress - Water & Environmental Solutions: Cutting Across Borders

November 13 -16 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Water & Development Congress - Sustainable Solutions for Emerging Economies
       - NOTE: Currently Calling for Submissions

November 19, 2017 - WORLD TOILET DAY
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