Tsunami Disaster Relief Water Purification Effort- Sri Lanka

WMI Water Purification System Operating in Kalmunai,S.L.


About - Variety Childrens Lifeline
Variety Children's Lifeline was founded in 1982 and has been chaired by Salah M.Hassanein since then with the primary purpose of providing pediatric cardiac surgeries for underprivileged children in developing countries. Lifeline's volunteer medical mission teams travel to correspondent country hospitals to perform surgeries, provide equipment and teach specialized surgical procedures.

Lifeline considered the devastation caused by tsunami to be so great as to fit its general purpose of safeguarding the health of children throughout the world. Lifeline has partnered with Water Missions Intl to (1) sponsor production and placement of water purification systems in the tsunami affected areas; and (2) identify existing and emerging water needs as the emergency response transitions to reconstruction.
Contact Information
Variety Children's Lifeline ,514 Via de la Valle, Suite 207 ,Solana Beach, CA 92075
Tel: 858.509.9445, Fax: 858.509.0708 ,Executive Director: Rebecca Palmer
Email: rebecca@varietychildrenslifeline.org Web: www.varietychildrenslifeline.org

About -Water Missions International

Water Missions Intl (WMI), founded in 2001, is a non-profit Christian relief organization dedicated to the provision of clean water to underprivileged communities in developing countries. WMI produces The Living Water Treatment System (LWTS™), a water purification system capable of providing a continuous supply of clean safe drinking water for affected communities. The LWTS™ can produce 40,000 liters of potable water per day, sufficient for 3,000-5,000 people. The unit is easy to maintain and has a low operating cost of about 60 cents per 1,000 gallons (4,000 liters).

Contact Information
Water Missions International ,2040 Savage Road
Charleston, SC 29407
Tel: 843.769.7395, Fax: 843.763.6082
CEO: George Greene III, PhD, PE
Email: ggreeneiii@watermissions.org

What We Provide:

Variety Lifeline – Financial sponsorship of WMI LWTS water purification systems. Fields engineer teams to place systems in tsunami disaster areas. Subject matter expertise in ground water hydrology, geophysics, and well drilling.

Water Missions Intl – Produces LWTS units. Fields subject matter experts to conduct site assessments, install systems, and train operators. Engineering design and construction management/oversight of low-cost, low-maintenance, environmentally sensitive water production and storage, village-scale waste-water treatment and storm drainage systems.

What We Need:

In-country partner organizations (Government and NGO)
•  Need Identification (IDP Camps, new villages, hospitals, clustered water points – water systems and/or well drilling
•  Customs Expediting (local equipment consignee, government contacts)
•  Unit Stewardship (operator oversight, quality control, gov't liason)
•  General Logistics Assistance (unit transportation, translators, warehousing, contracting)