SCHORNDORF: 120 primary school children haul water for a good cause

At the Rotary Club of Schorndorf’s second water action day, around 120 third-graders learnt and experienced how precious water is as a resource on the circuit in the town park. “We want to teach Schorndorf’s primary school children about the fundamental importance of water and how to use it sparingly,” said Rotary President Dr. Jost Weiterlesen


2 toilet blocks were built for girls and 2 for boys at 2 schools in Bilaa (#Ethiopia). 64 toilets, 18 urinals and 68 hand-washing facilities have been installed. Selected teachers and pupils have been trained as part of the project and have passed on their knowledge to their classmates in almost 200 workshops. 1,000 girls Weiterlesen

CLOUDFISHER AWARDED: WaterFoundation receives prize for sustainable development from the Industrieverband Feuerverzinken e.V.

As part of the industry event FEUERVERZINKEN 2024 with 200 participants from industry, politics and science, the CEO of WasserStiftung, Dr. Beate Grotehans, accepted the first award for sustainable development in Cologne. The jury’s statement said: “The CloudFisher uses fog collection technology to provide clean drinking water in dry regions. The robust galvanized steel construction Weiterlesen


Monica Denomy, Luca Wesel and Dr. Beate Grotehans (from left to right) from the WaterFoundation had a full schedule for two days in Hanover. Over 1,500 participants from the foundation sector met there on May 14 and 15. Under the motto “How foundations shape transformation”, there were numerous informative presentations and discussion panels for the Weiterlesen

International Arbor Day / 40,000 trees planted in Dirre Inchini

Around 9,000 people in Dirre Inchini are dependent on unclean water sources. 30% of these springs run out of water during the dry season. This is because the groundwater level drops. One reason: tree cover has been reduced from 100 to 25%, partly due to overgrazing in the hilly regions. The WaterFoundation has therefore set Weiterlesen

CloudFisher in MK&G Exhibition in Hamburg

Water – whether too much or too little, clean or unsafe – is one of the most pressing human preoccupations. Already, 40% of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity and, with human-induced climate change, this is getting much worse. “Water Pressure: Designing for the Future” – an exhibition of the Museum für Kunst Weiterlesen

Sowing and harvesting water in Peru

Our Repanas project in Peru started in March 2022. Board member Monica Denomy recently visited the large renaturation and water protection project at 4,300 m above sea level and noted: “The establishment of the protected areas is having a visible effect. The vegetation is recovering. And the planting of a good 16,000 trees now helps Weiterlesen

ETHIOPIA – Becoming stronger together

The “Becoming Stronger Together” project, which was launched in fall 2023, is picking up speed. The aim is to establish and support self-help groups for women who are working towards sustainable income generation: through small animal husbandry, fruit and vegetable cultivation and the production of energy-saving cooking stoves for sale. The prerequisite for this is Weiterlesen

Wolfgang Schaal leaves the Board of Trustees

Wolfgang Schaal has been a member of the Board of Trustees since the WaterFoundation was established in 2000 by Ernst Frost and Henner Lang. As Managing Director of the Geretsried-based tax consultancy schaal & kollegen, he supported the WaterFoundation for more than 20 years in legal and commercial matters and was responsible for the bookkeeping Weiterlesen

PERU – Good news: 13 CloudFishers built!

Monica and Luca from the WaterFoundation lent a hand when our CloudFishers were built near Lima. In the dusty desert of Santa Rosa, fog water is a ray of hope for the people in the poor districts, who previously had to buy expensive drinking water delivered by tanker. Their lives will improve significantly. The supply Weiterlesen

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