Did You Know

Did You Know?

You could live for a month without food, but you would be dead after a week without water!

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Solving the world's water needs takes partnership; come share in the work to see communities changed forever!

Water for life institute

Helping people develop safe and sustainable water

The Water for Life Institute is a non-profit (501c3) organization incorporated in the state of Hawaii, USA. As an institute of the University of the Nations, Water for Life serves existing U of N projects as well as managing its own projects around the world. Water for Life has an independent trustee board and financial structure and serves communities in need regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity.

Water for Life uses a combination of appropriate water technologies, water health education and basic research so that communities can identify and solve their water problems. Our mission is not to simply provide safe water to those in need, but to train individuals and communities to create and maintain their own local water resources. We do so by a highly interactive process combining formal instruction with hands-on training.

Water for Life operates with an all volunteer staff, many of whom raise their own support as well as the finances needed to complete their projects.

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Our goal is to help people gain the knowledge and experience they need to help themselves and their communities.


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