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Corona-Soforthilfe für Debre Birhan in Äthiopien

Corona emergency aid from the WaterFoundation for People in Ethiopia

Hygiene is particularly important during the Covid 19 pandemic and is an almost impossible challenge for people in regions with inadequate water supply. When our long-standing project partner Fekadu Aleka approached the board of the WaterFoundation with a request for support for the district town of Debre Birhan, Beate Grotehans and Robert Balthasar were immediately Weiterlesen

WasserStiftungsrätin Senait Michiel organisiert die Beladung des Containers mit Hilfsgütern für Eritrea

Container with relief goods on the way to Eritrea

The shipment was somewhat delayed by the corona-related worldwide logistical restrictions, but now it is done: the 40-ft-container, which was ready for shipment, was loaded at the end of July thanks to many energetic hands under the leadership of WaterFoundation Board member Senait Michiel, was driven from Königsdorf to Hamburg and left the Port of Weiterlesen

Petition: Implement human rights on water and sanitation!

The WaterFoundation has signed a petition initiated by WASH United e.V. and Viva con Agua, which is committed to the worldwide implementation of the human rights to water and sanitation. The appeal is having an effect. On 15 May 2020, corresponding motions by CDU/CSU, SPD and the Greens will be debated and voted on in the Weiterlesen

Henner Lang und Beate Grotehans

New chair of the board: Beate Grotehans succeeds Henner Lang

In accordance with the statutes, the long-standing chair of the board Henner Lang moved to the Board of Trustees of the WaterFoundation for reasons of age at the end of April 2020. Since May 2020, the new chairwoman of the board of directors is the previous deputy chairwoman, Dr Beate Grotehans. Henner Lang, who studied Weiterlesen

Engineer and communicator: Fekadu Aleka was awarded the International Hundertwasser Prize 2020 on 24 February 2020 in Addis Ababa

In addition to a delegation of the WaterFoundation from Germany, numerous Ethiopian representatives from politics, industry and administration were present when the 60-year-old engineer Fekadu Aleka was awarded the Hundertwasser Prize 2020 for his merits at a ceremony in the German embassy. The International Hundertwasser Prize, which is endowed with 5,000 euros, was awarded for Weiterlesen

Inauguration in Bilaa – Clean drinking water for another 10,000 people in Ethiopia

One of the large water supply projects developed by the WaterFoundation together with its partner organisation Environmentalists Development Association – Ethiopia (EDA-E) in Ethiopia was inaugurated after two years of construction in February 2020 and handed over to the population. The team of the WaterFoundation was welcomed enthusiastically by the inhabitants of the villages Bilaa Weiterlesen

CloudFisher arrived in Vallegrande, Bolivia

Board member Dr. Beate Grotehans finally is relieved: After a few logistical surprises and challenges, the 14 fog collectors shipped in December 2019 have survived their long journey from Hohenbrunn in Bavaria to the highlands of Bolivia and have arrived in Vallegrande. The cargo was received by director Adalid Salazar Garcia from our cooperation partner Weiterlesen

WaterFoundation awards International Hundertwasser Prize 2020 to Fekadu Aleka

The 59-year-old German engineer Fekadu Aleka with Ethiopian roots has rendered outstanding services to improve the water supply for more than 55,000 people in Ethiopia to date through his organisation Environmentalists Development Association – Ethiopia (EDA-E). The foundation will award the International Hundertwasser Prize, which is endowed with 5,000 euros, for the seventh time in Weiterlesen

We did it! CloudFisher fog collectors installed in Tanzania

As planned, five CloudFisher mini could be set up in the highlands of Tanzania in January 2020 despite partly adverse weather conditions. With great interest from the school children and with the active support of the local population.  “Team Tanzania” with the cooperation partners of ped-world and viva con agua had previously provided for the Weiterlesen

Fog collectors on the way to Bolivia

Precision landing: As planned, the container was loaded with 14 CloudFisher fog collectors with the help of the VRPE team on 19 December 2019 in Hohenbrunn. These collectors were specially configured by Peter Trautwein for the WasserStiftung for use in the Bolivian highlands. The container is now starting its long journey across the Atlantic and Weiterlesen

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