April Workshop Evening Speakers List

Clean Water Workshop Speakers

We are proud to announce our evening speakers for the upcoming dual Water Testing & Treatment Workshop, taking place at the Columbiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan on April 27th till the 30th, 2017.

Thursday, April 27, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting a Water and Sanitation Project

Eileen Heasley co-founded A Vision for Clean Water in 2003.  Since that time, she has worked as safe water advocate, collaborator, consultant, grant writer and more. Under her leadership, A Vision for Clean Water has helped over 400,000 people with clean water. Eileen will talk about her successes and lessons learned.

Working to Bring Safe Water to Rwanda

Bob Johnson has worked with Aqua Clara International to supply filters in Rwanda. He has helped to place 1,100 sand filters, 9,600 micro-filter units for household use, larger filters for 65 schools and health clinics and assisted in the construction of 60 rainwater harvest systems.

Saturday, April 29, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Latest WHO Initiative for Those Working with Household Water Treatment Products

Nikki Beetsch, is currently with World Health Organization’s Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health group. She will be discussing the WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies (HWT) which represents an important health intervention in reducing diarrhea. Products are evaluated for their effectiveness in reducing pathogens to assist procurers in making informed purchases of HWT products.

Strategies and Problems Working with Filters in Cuba

Tom Hunt started One22 Ministries, a Canadian nonprofit, which has implemented three filter production locations in eastern Cuba, with six employees, that ensure safe deployment and maintenance. Tom will discuss the successes and problems of establishing such facilities in the face of limited resources and tools.

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Thank you to Rotary Clubs of Troy, Utica-Shelby and Clarkston for their support.

For more information on the workshop please click here.

Download the speaker flyer here (PDF).

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