• Surge Visits Cambodia: Update on Partnership with RDI

    Written by Surge volunteer Phil McCarter. Read his first three field updates from the Philippines here, here and here. After the Philippines, [Surge co-founder and executive director] Shilpa and I continued on to my final stop of the trip, Cambodia. I think it is definitely safe to say that this country was not what I had expected at […]

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  • Surge Visits the Philippines: Tacloban, the Site of Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Written by Surge volunteer Phil McCarter. Read his first two updates from the Philippines here and here. Our final, and longest stop in the Philippines was in Tacloban; a small city in the central province of Visayas. As you may know, this was one of the cities that were battered by Super Typhoon Haiyan (or […]

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  • Nepal Earthquake Relief: Surge Sending Water Filters, Hosting a Chicago Fundraiser

    Two devastating earthquakes recently struck Nepal — on April 25 and May 12. Together, they affected more than 8 million people, killing more than 8,500, injuring 21,000 and displacing nearly 3 million families from their homes. As the country tirelessly works to rebuild, our help is needed more than ever. This disaster has destroyed much […]

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  • FLOW SOAP For Love Of Water

    I am a 7th grader in Evanston, Illinois. For my Bat Mitzvah project, I was inspired to do something related to water because I love swimming, sailing, windsurfing and anything having to do with the beach and water. I appreciate so much that I live near our beautiful Lake Michigan and have easy access to […]

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  • Harvesting The Rain (and its rewards)

    When I hear thunder, I think of my garden soaking up all that rainwater and I know my rain barrels will fill up so I can water well after the storm. We use mostly rainwater for our garden beds, planters and potted plants, including our homemade lettuce table (pictured here) – and we enjoy the […]

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  • Water Towers All Around The US

    My last post about rooftop water tanks in cities such as Chicago and New York made me wonder if other places found it useful to store up water as well. (pun intended) First: Tanks or towers? Tanks are smaller and found on top of high rise buildings. Towers are larger, independent structures of varying shapes, […]

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