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WaterPartners is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that identifies and works with in-country partner organizations to subsidize water and sanitation projects where they are most needed.  Our sources of funds are individual donations and private grants. These are mainly generated through our efforts to educate communities in the United States about water supply, sanitation, and health issues in the areas where we and our partners work.

 

We expect our partner organizations to have significant experience and success with consistently implementing high-quality, comprehensive water projects. Therefore when we expand our work to new regions, we first spend a great deal of time finding and evaluating partner organizations that implement sustainable water supply projects by incorporating community organization and participation; health education; and operation and maintenance training.

 

We are working currently with seven partner organizations, in Honduras, Guatemala, India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Iraq and the Philippines.  The projects that we support come from proposals generated by our current partner organizations, and we are actively trying to fund several projects now.

 

I keep a file of potential projects, partners, and contacts from the many requests we receive all over the world. This information is very useful to me when we begin the search for new partners, so thank you for getting in touch with us and informing me of your work. I will put your contact information in this file if we have the opportunity to expand our work in India. I will also put your name on our mailing list so that you can keep in touch with us. SEE LINKS BELOW

 

Tracy Jackson
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Thirsty for Knowledge

World Water Day 
World Health Organization and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre http://www.worldwaterday.org

International Year of Freshwater

The UN has designated 2003 the International Year of Freshwater http://www.wateryear2003.org/

Activities About Water

Discovery School - Water Water Everywhere lesson plan. Learn More

Exploris Global Experience Center - Global Water Ways Learn More

The Globe Program Educators' Corner. Learn More

Peace Corps Water in Africa http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/water/africa/

WaterAid Learn Zone http://www.wateraid.org.uk/site/learn_zone/

Water Environment Federation for students http://www.wef.org/WefStudents/index.htm

World Wise Schools Lesson Plans. Learn More

University of Wisconsin - Extension: Give Water a Hand http://www.uwex.edu/erc/gwah/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water Games and Activities http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/games.html

Drinking Water Supplies

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre http://www.irc.nl

NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply & Sanitation. Learn More

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council http://www.wsscc.org

World Health Organisation (WHO), Protection of the Human Environment http://www.who.int/peh/index.html

World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 http://www.who.int/inf-pr-2000/en/pr2000-73.html

Water-related Health Problems

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Parasitic Diseases.  Parasitic Pathways: Drinking Water
Learn More

Discovery Health, Travelers' Diarrhea Learn More

Pan-American Health Organization, Basic Country Health Profiles for the Americas http://www.paho.org/english/sha/profiles.htm

Water and Environmental Health at London and Loughborough http://www.lboro.ac.uk/well/index.htm

Drinking Water Issues in the United States

Find out about your local water quality - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water http://www.epa.gov/safewater/dwinfo.htm

American Water Works Association, Drinking Water Week http://www.awwa.org/Advocacy/dww/

Home water testing - E-Watertest.com http://www.e-watertest.com/

Bottled water: Pure Drink or Pure Hype? Natural Resources Defense Council http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/nbw.asp

National Water Resources Association http://www.nwra.org

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW/

U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources of the United States http://water.usgs.gov/

U.S. Water News Online http://www.uswaternews.com/homepage.html

Drinking Water Issues in Other Countries

Agua Bolivia http://www.aguabolivia.org/ [Spanish]

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, Blue Thumb Project http://www.cwwa.ca/bluethmb.htm

Global International Waters Assessment http://www.giwa.net/

Netherlands Water Partnership Water Information Network http://www.nwp.nl/

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Water Branch Learn More

U.N. Environment Program UNEP.Net Freshwater Portal http://freshwater.unep.net/

UN Environment Programme: GEMS/Water http://www.gemswater.org/

The Water Page (formerly the African Water Page) http://www.thewaterpage.com/

Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) http://www.wsp.org/

The World Bank Group, Water Supply & Sanitation http://www.worldbank.org/html/fpd/water/

World Water Council http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/about.htm

World Water Forum http://www.world.water-forum3.com/

Water and Sanitation Resources

Eco-Portal - the Environmental Sustainability Info Source http://www.EnvironmentalSustainability.info/

International Development Research Centre http://www.idrc.ca/

Inter-American Water Resources Network http://www.iwrn.net/aboutiwrn/about.html

International Institute for Sustainable Development http://www.iisd.org/

International Office of Water http://www.oieau.fr/

International Water Resources Association http://www.iwra.siu.edu/

Sanitation Connection http://www.sanicon.net/

Stockholm International Water Institute http://www.siwi.org/anders/steph/frameset.html

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Water Portal http://www.unesco.org/water/

UNICEF Water Environment & Sanitation http://www.unicef.org/programme/wes/weshm.htm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Partners in Drinking Water Protection http://www.epa.gov/safewater/links.html

Water Conserve - Water Conservation Portal http://www.waterconserve.info/

World Water Assessment Programme http://www.unesco.org/water/wwap