July Dinner and Presentation – Bringing Water To People Around the World
Presenter Jeff Friesen will talk about Water For People’s goals, methods, and objective to put themselves out of business through success. He will also describe the types of projects the World Water Corps undertakes, and will focus on his most recent assignment: identifying new groundwater sources to augment the inadequate surface supplies in the low income areas of Malawi’s largest city, Blantyre.
When: Tuesday, July 23rd at 6pm
Location: Taix French Restaurant
1911 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Cost: $35 Member; $40 Non-Member; $20 Retiree & Students
Filet of Sole with lemon sauce
Risotto with mushrooms
RSVP with meal choices to: Miluska Propersi [firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-566-6476]
When: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time: 8:30 am to Noon
Location: Bikes and Hikes
8743 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046
Cost: $75 for riders with bike & helmet
$100 for riders renting a bike & helmet
Join your WEFTEC friends as we pedal to raise awareness and funds to support Water For People. In the three years, we have raised over $10,000. We are able to raise money by the generosity of our sponsors who pay to have their logo printed on the back of our event T-Shirt.
A great ride is planned for 2011. We will start at Bikes and Hikes in West Hollywood and pedal through Bel Aire and Beverly Hills. We’ll ride 10 miles through jaw dropping neighborhood as we pass many celebrity homes, take in the sights and scents of world class gardens, and ride along the infamous Sunset Boulevard. During the ride, we’ll park our bikes and take a foot tour of Rodeo Drive and Greystone Mansion. For the serious cyclists, a hammerhead option along Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains will be offered. All rides will be guided by professional tour guides from Bikes and Hikes LA (www.bikesandhikesla.com).
All participants will be provided with a multi-speed, fully suspended hybrid bicycle, vest, helmet and fluids. We will receive a colorful T-Shirt with the logo of our sponsors on the back of the T-Shirt. Registration will close on September 30 or when we reach 75 riders.
Participants should wear comfortable shirts and pants. Closed-toed shoes are required. Remember to bring sunscreen. Depending upon the weather, a light wind breaker may be needed. We will be arranging transportation from downtown LA to the bicycle shop and return. We will provide details of the transportation later.
After you have registered, George Patrick will contact you by email to obtain your T-Shirt size, your bike preference and other specific information. If you have questions, please contact George Patrick by email (email@example.com) or 404/434-2149. If your company is interested in sponsoring the ride, please contact George Patrick.
Please join Water For People for a “party with a purpose” at WEFTEC 2011. Enjoy great music by Luke Reynolds of the band Guster, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds from this event will go to support Water For People’s important work helping to bring sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene education solutions to Everyone — every family, every school, and every clinic — in the developing countries where we work.
Monday, October 17, 2011
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Conga Room at L.A. Live
Tickets: $45 in advance, or $50 at the door.
Buy tickets here!
For more information on sponsorships or tickets sales, please contact Aaron Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Water for People is having two fun and exciting fundraising events at WEFTEC. Help support the great folks at Water for People and have some fun too!
Monday night will be their big fundraising party at the The Conga Room at LA Live.
You can purchase tickets directly from Water for People:
- Sun – Oct 16th – Water for People Bike ride Fundraiser
When: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Bikes and Hikes U.S.A.
Cost: $75 for riders with bike & helmet / $100 for riders renting a bike & helmet
Email contact: email@example.com
- Mon – Oct 17th – Water for People’s Party With a Purpose
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Conga Room at L.A. Live
Tickets: $45 in advance, $50 at the door
Click here to purchase tickets on their webstore
WET Designs Party
On Friday June 24th Sun Valley based fountain company WET Designs hosted a party and booksigning for author Charles Fishman who just released The Big Thirst. Proceeds from books sold at the event were donated to Water for People Los Angeles and the vent raised nearly $600.
WET was featured in one of the chapters of Charles’ new book where he talks about our strong emotional bonds to water – the joy of jumping into a swimming pool or playing on a slip-n-slide or watching a water fall. WET’s fountains make water playful, fun and interactive.
Started in 1983 by designer Mark Fuller, WET designs is now an internationally acclaimed designer of fountains and water features including several famous ones here in Los Angeles: the dancing fountains at The Grove; the fountain you can walk through in the Music Center Courtyard; the water feature at the California Center; the wave fountain at Fashion Island in Newport Beach; the Gas Co. Tower’s lobby and more.
One of WET’s first signature designs is the laminar stream – a perfect arc of glassy water that looks like it is suspended in mid-air. The technology behind the arc was Mark’s university thesis – axisymmetric laminar flow.
The facility in Sun Valley includes the factory, administrative offices, engineering offices and a large “playground” where WET designers pulled out several interactive fountains for the partygoers to experience. Over 200 people work in the complex of offices. From their catalog:
How do you know it’s WET? The signature WET experience is a powerful social attractor, a magnetic north for anyone searching for a genuine human connection. In an increasingly urban and digital work. WET shapes lifescapes where the community gather, where children play and where a sense of wonder envelops all.
For details on WET Designs visit: www.wetdesigns.com
For info on The Big Thirst visit: www.thebigthirst.com
Proceeds from this fun-filled night will help support Water For People’s critically needed work, bringing clean drinking water and sanitation to rural communities in India, Malawi, Bolivia, Guatemala, Rwanda, and other countries. Learn more at www.waterforpeople.org
WHEN: Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 8-10 PM
Pre-event mixer and contestant check-in begin at 7 PM
WHERE: Busby’s East Restaurant Bar
5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
WHAT: Eat, drink, show off your trivia knowledge,
and support Water For People.
Come to Busby’s East for their fun-filled (and sometimes
even a little raucous) Trivia Night! Prizes include:
- Grand prize: Autographed copy of Water is Key by Gil Garcetti
and a restaurant gift certificate
- Second prize: A bottle of wine and a restaurant gift certificate
- Plus, raffles for wine tasting passes and restaurant gift certificates
Thanks to our prize sponsors, CIVILTEC Engineering & Malibu Wines!
REGISTRATION FEE: $10 per person
$30 per 4-person team
Registrations are welcome on site.
THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY 21+. TO REGISTER, CONTACT US AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights, the General Assembly declared today, voicing deep concern that almost 900 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water.
WHEN: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 9:30 AM
Free refreshments and hiker check-in begin at 8:30 AM
WHERE: Charmlee Wilderness Park
2577 S. Encinal Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265
WHAT: Hike-A-Thon to promote safe drinking water
and sanitation projects in developing countries.
Features a scenic, moderately strenuous
2.5-mile hike and a fun family activity area.
Registered hikers will receive:
- Water and giveaways, including a two-for-one wine tasting coupon for Malibu Wines!
- A morning of exercise benefiting a good cause!
REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per person
$80 per 4-person team
*No registration fee for children under 10.
Registrations are welcome onsite.
TO REGISTER, CONTACT US AT: email@example.com
Photos from the 2009 Hike-a-thon also in the Charmlee Park in Malibu…
Also view video from last year’s hike in Malibu…
Eat, Drink, Bowl, and Support Water for People!
Join Water for People at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood as we knock down some pins and beers in support of clean water and sanitation projects in distressed communities.
|Date:||Wednesday, March 31, 2010|
|Time:||6 PM til ???|
|Location:||Lucky Strike Lanes
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood CA, 90028
|Cost:||$15/hour to bowl for each person in a team of six, cheaper with more people|
|Deadline:||Join us there, no reservations needed to have fun!|
Meet your local chapter at the VIP Lanes at 6 p.m. for networking, prizes, and more!
Just bring this Flyer and present to your server. 20% of the proceeds will go to support Water for People. It’s that easy!
If you are interested in learning more about WFP and are attending the CA-NV AWWA conference, please join the committee meeting. See attached Agenda for location and call-in information.
By Rick Shpall
On Saturday, December 5th, 2009, the Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters of Water For People (WFP) teamed up for a morning of exercise, education, and goodwill at the WFP Hike-A-Thon held at the scenic Upper Newport Bay. The successful charity event drew 55 hikers and raised $3,200 donated by hikers, corporate sponsors and supporters. This was the LA chapters second annual hike a thon.
Water For People combats water-related illness by helping communities in developing countries construct safe drinking water supplies and clean sanitation facilities, and through education outreach. Read more
By Wendy Wert and Mary Lee
On June 18, 2009 the Los Angeles Basin Section (LABS) of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) hosted a dinner and training meeting at the Monterey Hills restaurant in Monterey Park. At the event Dr. Helene Baribeau, Country Coordinator with Water For People (WFP) delivered an inspired presentation on Meeting the Critical Needs for Water and Sanitation Improvements I Third-World Communities – The Rwanda Story. Although Rwanda
has cast behind the dark days of the 1994 genocide, it still struggles to provide basic services for it 10 million citizens.
In Rwanda, roughly 40% of the population lacks adequate sanitation. This challenges the integrity of the water supply and degrades the quality of life. WFP, a humanitarian non-profit organization committed to helping communities in need of safe drinking water, improved sanitation, and basic hygiene services is active in Rwanda.
Nearly 80 hikers and dozens of volunteers conquered the hills above Malibu on Saturday. Water for People LA reports they raised over $5,000!
Join LABS on Thursday, June 18th for a fascinating dinner presentation on Water for People’s new Rwanda efforts! 6:00pm at the Monterey Hill Restaurant. Flyer and RSVP here.
Click a picture to see a larger version. Learn more at www.waterforpeoplela.com.
Water for People Los Angeles presents their second annual hike-a-thon fundraiser – this time in the beautiful hills above Malibu. Fun times, free treats and fundraising for Water for People’s operation. Just a simple morning hike and you’ll help support their fantastic clean water efforts around the globe.
Flyer and registration form - same day registration allowed!
For details visit www.waterforpeoplela.com.
During the month of April, Water For People will benefit from a special My Coke Rewards program as part of The Coca-Cola Earth Day initiative (up to $20,000!).
You can donate your My Coke Rewards points to Water For People by entering the codes on specially marked packages of Coca-Cola products. For more info visit www.waterforpeople.org/coca-cola.
(photo credits: Susan Brownstein and Joyce T. Lee)
Water for People Los Angeles hosted a big hike-a-thon on Saturday at the Kenneth Hahn State Park in Baldwin Hills. The event was well attended with roughly 50 people hiking. There was a pre-hike party with bagels and coffee as well as three quiz stations spread around the course where hikers could win prizes by answering questions about clean water.
Learn more at www.WaterForPeopleLA.com
Check out the details on their Hike-A-Thon and sign-up to support clean water! Registration forms must be mailed by Nov. 17th.
Our upcoming meeting is on Tuesday, June 24th at 5:30 pm at the Metropolitan Water District:
700 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Please e-mail Benita Horn ( click here ) and myself if you plan to attend. You may park in the employee parking located behind the building. Just let the guard know that you are there to attend the Water for People meeting.
We have some exciting events that we are planning for the fall, including a Hike-a-thon!
LA Chapter of Water For People
A fundraising event hosted by LA based Love Hope Strength to raise funds for Life Straw and Water for People. The featured performers are Slim Jim Phantom, Mike Peters, James Stevenson (Gene Loves Jezebel, Alarm) and special performances to be announced. Tickets are first come, first served and expected to sell out. Monday April 21st at The Cat Club in West Hollywood.
Learn more and buy tickets at the LOVE HOPE STRENGTH website.
The fine folks at Water for People Los Angeles are getting the ball rolling with a new website. Go check it out, go on… shoo, shoo….
In December 2007, Joyce T. Lee of MWH Americas, along with five others from Boyle Engineering, Greeley and Hansen, CH2MHill, University of Washington, and Vanguard, conducted a Water for People, WaterCorps Monitoring Study in Malawi. The study involved follow-up research on previously installed water and sanitation projects funded by Water for People including borehole wells, hand-dug shallow wells, Afridev hand pumps, rainwater catchment tanks, community tap stands and pit latrines.
The team conducted water committee and user interviews, reviewed operations, data and revenue collection, sanitation and hygiene education. Data was entered into the Water for People database for future site monitoring and follow-up. A complete report from the monitoring study should be available shortly on the Water for People website.
Interested in learning more about Water for People Los Angeles, including attending their monthly chapter meetings, contact Mischelle Mische MMische_AT_lacsd.org or (562) 908-4288 x2488.
Captions (starting with top row, left to right)…
- A typical scene during the monitoring study: a deep borehole well with an Afridev hand pump, and a woman carrying a five gallon bucket of water on her head.
- A latrine built with Water for People support, with a small bucket of water and a cup demonstrating that the village has adopted a form of hygiene education to wash hands following use of the latrine.
- A typical ventilated improved pit latrine built over a pit in the ground. The vent pipe is covered with a mesh so that flies will be attracted to the light at the top but cannot escape.
- A bar of soap costs almost half of an average day’s wages. It was uncommon to see soap used following latrine use, although many users interviewed attested to the importance of washing hands with soap.
- We inspected the inside of many pit latrines; this one is much cleaner than most latrines that were inspected.
- The hanging perforated cup at this hand washing station by a latrine enables latrine users to wash their hands without contaminating the cup as they change hands to pour water and wash the other hand.
- We traveled for several hours on unpaved roads to reach remote villages where Water For People projects existed. This was our last interview conducted during a heavy rain.
- A typical Water for People hand-dug shallow well.
- People of the arid region who drew water from the shallow well in the previous photo, who used to walk 12 kilometers, one way, to reach an unprotected water source.
- Children excited to have water from the well.