PPI Solutions Contributions

Every year, PPI Solutions holds a symposium for the benefit of their partnering investment firms.  This year, they generously donated the proceeds from the symposium registration fees to UniWater in support of our general operating funds.  These funds are gratefully acknowledged and will support travel expenses to Egypt as we develop the Terms of Reference for funding for a regional Field School at the Desert Research Centre in Cairo.  This Field School is anticipated to serve as a practical, hands-on training school for Hydrogeology programs in all of Egypt, and possibly the whole Middle East.  The Field School is expected to begin training of students in 2020.

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A Big Thank You

Robert Siegrist, James McKinley and Rebecca Parzen have generously donated their module on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Reuse to UniWater’s program.  This set of lectures was developed by Dr. Robert Siegrist at the Colorado School of Mines, to serve as a Master’s level course on decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse applicable to rural areas in the USA.  Jim McKinley and Rebecca Parzen, former graduate students of Dr. Siegrist, subsequently adapted the curriculum for a Master’s course at The University of San Simon, in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  Changes to the original curriculum included a larger focus on technologies available in developing countries and translating the course into Spanish.  The latest version of this curriculum, for use by UniWater has been translated back into English and continues to prioritize decentralized wastewater technologies that are applicable to developing countries.

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2017 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our newly released professionally designed annual report for 2017 which includes a message from the director, the year in review, annual achievements, financial updates and looking forward – to next year and beyond.

UniWater Education’s 2017 Annual Report (PDF)

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Thanks to J. Robert Bruce

Many thanks go out to Robert Bruce who has compiled a number of test questions for our borehole drilling module.  Every donation of time is much appreciated.  These are the things that make our program enriched – when people share their experience with others learning the trade.

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2016 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our newly released professionally designed annual report for 2016 which includes a message from the director, the year in review, annual achievements, financial updates and looking forward – to next year and beyond.

UniWater Education’s 2016 Annual Report (PDF)

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Short courses in Malawi

Courses offered:

  • Low-­cost sanitation
  • Constructing safe and sustainable groundwater wells
  • Agricultural adaptations for climate change: rain water harvesting and irrigation water management approaches
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) for monitoring and evaluation
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) introduction
  • Quantum Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Courses start in January, please see details for more information: Mzuzu University Workshop SC 2016-2017.pdf.

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Scholarships Desperately Needed

While Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania is all set to start their first program in their MSc in Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management, the program may be stalled due to a lack of scholarships for students.  There is an abundance of students registered for the program, but without scholarships they are unable to register for the classes.  If the minimum number of students (five) have not registered by the end of October, the program will be cancelled for this year.  Each student requires a scholarship of $5,000US for each of two years.  Donors will receive an immediate receipt, which is tax-deductible in Canada. Please donate here if you are able.

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First Set of Boxes Delivered!

We are very happy to announce that the first set of boxes (containing books) sent from Calgary, Canada have arrived in Morogoro, Tanzania! See the image below for a visual summary of the journey the boxes took to reach their destination. A big thanks again to the volunteers (left) who took park in the Camel Caravan! – our method of identifying books/equipment from places of donation and finding volunteers to transport them to the African Universities taking part in our program. Learn more on our Camel Caravan page.

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First Boxes Sent!

IMG_6484Our first bunch of books are currently on their way to Tanzania!  This very exciting as it is another milestone for our organization – now we can say that we actually do this and not just intend to do this.  We should know in about 4 days whether they arrived in Tanzania.

This is the generous group of volunteers from Hope for the Nation who are escorting the four boxes of reference books to Tanzania.

For the record…. 4 boxes consisting of 60 books in total (34 used and 26 new) will have travelled 20,500 km…. Calgary to Edmonton to Los Angeles to Qatar to Arusha (Tz) to Morogoro (Tz).

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2015 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our newly released professionally designed annual report for 2015 which includes a message from the director, the year in review, annual achievements, financial updates and looking forward – to next year and beyond.

UniWater Education’s 2015 Annual Report (PDF)

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