• World Water Day Hero: “Water transforms communities.”

    March 22nd, World Water Day, is when several thousands of organizations and people around the world celebrate water. It’s an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, to be inspired, and to inspire others to take action that makes a difference. Here at Surge, we are especially excited about this year’s theme of water and jobs. […]

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  • World Water Day Hero: “Water connects us all.”

    March 22nd, World Water Day, is when several thousands of organizations and people around the world celebrate water. It’s an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, to be inspired, and to inspire others to take action that makes a difference. Here at Surge, we are especially excited about this year’s theme of water and jobs. […]

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  • World Water Day Hero: Radhames Carela, Wine to Water

    March 22nd, World Water Day, is when several thousands of organizations and people around the world celebrate water. It’s an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, to be inspired, and to inspire others to take action that makes a difference. Here at Surge, we are especially excited about this year’s theme of water and jobs. […]

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  • World Water Day Hero: Camille Tahura, Biosand Philippines

    March 22nd, World Water Day, is when several thousands of organizations and people around the world celebrate water. It’s an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, to be inspired, and to inspire others to take action that makes a difference. Here at Surge, we are especially excited about this year’s theme of water and […]

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  • World Water Day Hero: “Without good water, there is no life.”

    March 22nd, World Water Day, is when several thousands of organizations and people around the world celebrate water. It’s an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, to be inspired, and to inspire others to take action that makes a difference. Here at Surge, we are especially excited about this year’s theme of water and jobs. […]

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  • Uganda Field Update: Life-Saving Projects, Education Underway

    In Kaberamaido, Uganda, Surge has partnered with Prince of Peace for Orphans and Widows (POPOW) since June 2015 to provide ceramic filters to community members. This past November, we continued to grow this partnership with the rehabilitation of a borehole and two community wells, the launch our WASH training, and the distribution of more filters. […]

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  • In Uganda, Surge’s Work Helps Girls Stay in School

    In Uganda, 94 percent of girls in primary school experience problems with latrines during menstruation. Sixty-one percent of girls report staying home altogether because of the poor sanitation facilities, lack of privacy, and scarce water for washing. Poor washing facilities often lead to students missing school days because of illness, or worse, dropping out altogether. […]

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  • Kili Climb Kickstarts Uganda Project; 1,600 Will Have Water Access

    In February 2015, Surgers Melina Faria and Shilpa Alva summited Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness for water projects in East Africa. They successfully raised US $5,895 – one dollar for every meter climbed. This campaign kickstarted Surge’s vision to summit a much higher mountain – ending the water and sanitation crisis in East […]

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  • Surge’s Start: How and Why We Seek to Change the World

    Shilpa Alva is the executive director of Surge. Born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and most recently a resident of Chicago, Illinois, Shilpa now volunteers for Surge full-time, traveling the globe to build and maintain field partnerships, teach Surge’s signature WASH sanitation training, and raise awareness for the global water crisis. Shilpa’s Story I’m often […]

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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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