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    Surge and PCWS: Philippines Field Update

    In May 2015, Surge partnered with the Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation (PCWS) to provide water harvest tanks, biosand filters, biogas digesters, and wastewater treatment solutions to the community of Taguig in metro Manila. Surge and PCWS have the same objective: to provide access to water and sanitation methods to communities that empower local […]

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  • Uganda Filters Update: Testimonial from the Field

    In the community of Kaberamaido, Uganda, Surge has partnered with local Ugandan organization Prince of Peace for Orphans and Widows (POPOW) to provide long-lasting, sustainable, locally sourced solutions. Ceramic filters, manufactured by Spouts of Water, were distributed to 160 families. We recently received a testimonial from Florence Ringe, Project Director at POPOW, highlighting the importance […]

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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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  • Chicago Teens Learn About the Global Water Crisis

    Skylar — a 17 year old from Chicago, Illinois — founded the very first Surge for Water high school club at Lane Tech College Prep, where she is a senior this year. Here’s an update from Skylar on the club’s activities and what they have learned. From Skylar: I wanted to give an update about Surge Eco […]

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  • 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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  • Surge Visits the Philippines: Field Updates from Davao

    Written by volunteer Phil McCarter After we left Manila (read all about it here), our next stop was Davao, a stunning part of the country located in the southern province of Mindanao. Its lush, rolling green hills came as a pleasant contrast to what we had just experienced in Manila. Here, we were meeting with […]

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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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  • Seva in Haiti

    Sikhism. A religion founded more than 500 years ago, and one of the 5th largest in the world with more than 20 million followers. Based on the teachings of the ten gurus, it is a religion that is open to all that emphasizes truthful living as well as equality of all mankind. One of the […]

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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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