Tsunami Relief: Safe Drinking Water in Sri Lanka



Provide up to 50 water purification and disinfection systems for immediate tsunami relief and for long-term rebuilding efforts in Sri Lanka.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Roughly 604,000 displaced survivors are being housed in temporary camps or shelters. Clean, safe drinking water is in short supply, and is being provided via unsustainable measures. Water purification and disinfection systems are needed to address both immediate and long-term needs of the survivors.

How will this project solve this problem?

WaterHealth International (WHI) is working with Sri Lankan partners to install 50 water purification systems for tsunami reconstruction efforts in hospitals, schools and relief settlements.

Potential Long Term Impact

50 schools, hospitals, and tsunami camps will be able to provide safe drinking water, often for the first time. Waterborne disease in tsunami-devastated areas will be reduced and the health of children and patients will be significantly improved.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $244,591

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $244,591 .  The original project funding goal was $250,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 296 donors like you, a total of $244,591 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Katie Schmitz Fernandez

Lake Forest, CA United States

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