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SPOTLIGHT: Water Mission

Staff Report //February 5, 2018//

SPOTLIGHT: Water Mission

Staff Report //February 5, 2018//

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Water Mission nonprofit spotlight sponsored by Parker Land Surveying LLC.

A Closer Look

2017 Top achievements:

In 2017, Water Mission earned Charity Navigator’s top 4-star rating for the 11th consecutive year, a distinction shared by less than one percent of the charities rated by the organization.

Surpassed 3.3 million people served with safe water systems in community development programs and disaster response.

Implemented successful disaster response efforts primarily focused on humanitarian crises in refugee camps. Existing installations in Tanzania’s Nyarugusu camp served over 40,000 people in 2016. Separately, Water Mission Uganda responded to the needs of 25,000 refugees, mainly women and children, fleeing South Sudan. 

As a leader in installing solar pumping solutions, the total number of solar-powered installations surpassed 1,000 in 2016, using more than 1 million watts of solar power to ensure the sustainability of safe water projects.

2018 Goals:

Deliver safe water treatment systems during natural and man-made disasters, including situations of civil unrest that result in refugees fleeing for protection.

Partner with major global organizations, including UNHCR and UNICEF, to implement the largest project in the history of the organization – a $5.1M project to provide access to safe water to 250,000 refugees in Western Tanzania.

Begin the expansion of Water Mission’s global headquarters, including the physical expansion for development of a Global Water Center, a division of Water Mission dedicated to building capacity, establishing quality standards and enabling organizations to implement sustainable safe water and sanitation projects in developing countries.

Fundraising events: 

Water Mission Fall Open House: Thursday, November 9, 2017 – You’ll have opportunities to learn about the work Water Mission is doing around the world and how you can make a difference in the global water crisis. Learn more at 

Flow for Water: Thursday, November 16, 2017 – A collaboration between local studio Charleston Power Yoga, Water Mission, and YOU. This all-levels yoga class is a chance for you to give people the gift of safe water. Learn more at

Charleston Walk for Water: Register yourself or form a team for the 12th Annual Charleston Walk for Water on Saturday, March 17, 2018. 

Individual Fundraisers: Host a memorable fundraiser for your birthday party, an anniversary, race, or business promotion to support Water Mission. Personalize your fundraiser page.

Corporate giving opportunities:

Give online.

Interested in sponsoring the 2018 Charleston Walk for Water? Email Lem Walker.

Mission Statement

To honor God by developing, implementing, and sharing best-in-class safe water solutions that transform as many lives as possible, as quickly as possible.