International Recognition for Bhutan 2020

Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) has just been notified that Bhutan 2020 has been selected for a National Award by the Energy Globe Awards.

The awards, organised by the Energy Globe Foundation, are the most prominent worldwide environmental project recognition.

It’s a great that we have been chosen, from 2,500 entries worldwide, to receive one of the 180 National Awards.

This recognises that this project delivers safe water in a sustainable way across the whole of Bhutan.

Key Aspects of the Project

The project, which will shortly be completed, is much more that a DAA project, and could have not have been achieved without:

  • The Rotary Club of Thimphu who first approached DAA in 2017 and have since been working continously on in-country liasion.
  • The Bhutan Government that have have provided ongoing support through their Education Department.
  • The Installation Team from the School Planning and Building Division.
  • The SkyHydrants, from the SkyJuice Foundation, that provide safe drinking water without the use of electrical power.
  • The generous support of Australian Rotary Clubs and individual supporters.

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More Installations In Bhutan

Dechencholing School

With over 62% of the population having been double vaccinated and over 73% having one shot our installation team have been back on the road.

Langthel School

They have recently completed six installations in the Western part of Bhutan.

Mendrelgang School

The monsoon season makes travel in many parts difficult due to frequent landslides blocking roads, in the steep valleys.

Sergithang School

The majortiy of schools remaining in the ‘Bhutan 2020 Project’ however have been busy constructing the SkyHydrant buildings.

Tango School

As the Monsoon season ends hoping they are planning to complete installtions to schools in the Eastern part of Bhutan in the next couple of months.

Ura School

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Sustainable Safe Water

A key consideration for Disaster Aid Australia’s ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ program is sustainability.

Financial Sustainability

President and Past President of the Rotary Club

It is important that the community ensures that there is enough money to pay for:

  • Cleaning Chemicals.
  • Replacement of the filter membrane (typically after 10 years)
  • The operators time for the daily cleaning.

This photographs shows how the cooperative in Barangay. Mambuaya, on the outskirts of Cagayan de Oro have responded to the problem.

They have connected the SkyHydrant system to two water dispensing machines in the small building.

Water flows into the containers when the a coin is dropped into the machine.

Collecting as little as AU$1/day will save enough money for the membrane replacment and cleaning chemicals!

The installation was sponsored, with the aid of a Rotary Global Grant by the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro.

Greenhouse Gases

In 2018 Disaster Aid Australia was recognised by the Energy Globe Awards as being the best energy sustainable project in Australia.

This was due to the fact that our SkyHydrants provide safe water without power or treatment chemicals.

It was also one of the top four water projects in the World Awards.

Plastic Waste Reduction

One of the problems around the world is the amount of plastic waste which affects wildlife and gets inot the food chain.

Every SkyHydrant installed means that the community protected no longer needs to buy bottled water to stay safe.

That mean that there will be no need to dispose of tens of thousands of single use plastic bottles every year.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to provide Sustainable safe water click on the link below;

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Two Safe Water Projects for the Philippines

Disaster Aid Australia has decided to commence two Safe Water for Every Child’ projects in the Philippines.

The projects will be carried out with our long-term partner based on the island of Mindanao, the Balay Mindanaw Foundation.

Bangsamoro Health and Peace Project

This Bangsamoro Region of Mindanao is one of the poorest in the Philipppines and in the recent past has suffered from armed rebellion.

The Balay Mindanaw Foundation have been a key influencer in the peace process over the past three years.

They feel that providing communities with better health, through safe water, is key to improving living standards.

This will strongly demonstrate to those communities the benefits of peace.

Our project is based on providing SkyHydrant installations to at least five communities a year for the next five years.

Mindano Safe Water Project

This project is based on providing safe water to the remaining regions of Mindanao.

Past projects have resulted in reduction in illness in the communities of more than 70%

Again this project is based on providing SkyHydrant installations to at least five communities a year, for the next five years.

Timing

Balay Mindanw are currently engaged in carrying out investigations on rural Barangays (villages) to identify 10 locations for installations.

In the next few months the first five Barangays, for each project, will be identified and a full consultation will be carried out.

This will confirm that they accept the SkyHydrant solution, and will participate in the installation, as well as the ongoing operation.

SkyHydrants will be shipped later this year for installation by the end of June 2022.

Sponsorship Opportunities

You can sponsor a SkyHydrant installation for one of these projects for $5,000.

That is less than $1 for every person protected for one year.

All sponsors will be acknowledged with a plaque on the SkyHydrant, photographs of the installation, and a certificate from Disaster Aid Australia.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help the Philippines with ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects click on the link below;

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Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.