Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Putting our Learning into Practice!

Well, we have received a report from the field that the CAWST training has been a success! The trainings have allowed the RWI team and attendees to develop essential relationships as well as gain some key knowledge from CAWST (Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Treatment)in respect to the BSF technology and share best practices in production and outreach for WASH projects like RWI’s. We are excited to see how some of these new ideas and relationships will materialize in the future.

Here is what Isaac our RWI Kenya Country Representative had to say about the training-
"In general the training has been beneficial to the organization through the sharing of the knowledge and challenges with the experts (CAWST) and the participants from other organization. The training was successful because our staff got an opportunity to undergo this comprehensive training. This has really motivated the team and is currently to start implementing what was learnt. The participants were also very pleased with the whole logistics in training preparation and facilitations not forgetting accommodation for the boarders in the Hotel."

Friday, April 30, 2010

Conducting Trainings in Kenya with CAWST

RWI is hosting a couple of trainings this May in partnership with CAWST. CAWST - The Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Treatment is a Canadian NGO with the mission to address the Global Water Challenge with education and training to build local capacity. CAWST's co founder is Dr. Manz, the inventor of the Biosand Filter (BSF). We are excited to be a part of this training as it legitimizes our presence and experience in regards to the BSF and the local water and sanitation issues within the region.
The two trainings will take place in Nakuru, Kenya. To RSVP please email us at:

Training Topics and Dates:
May 3-7 Project Implementation for the Biosand Filter Workshop
May 17-21 Community Health Promotion for Trainers

Here's CAWST's website:

Friday, March 19, 2010

Some News Updates for Kenya

Hey guys, need to catch up on some of the news in Kenya? Here are a couple of good ones that I have come across.

Is it scalable? That is my question for Mr Sachs. But pretty phenomenal. A must read.
Shower of Aid Brings Flood of Progress

In this one, a friend of a friend is being interviewed about the destruction in Samburu.
Safari tourists rescued by helicopter from Kenya flood

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

RWI News Brief

Full steam ahead! Some developments are in the works for RWI and we are excited. RWI has been chosen as semifinalists in the Dell Social Innovation Competition. We were selected among 50 teams out of 700 teams! Next step is to update our business plan, and put together a video. If any of you know how to work with multi-media and communications, we could use your help!

Also our team has been selected to be a part of the International Development Design Summit, which will take place in Colorado this year. As the Kenya Country Representative for RWI, Isaac will have the opportunity to visit us here in Colorado and participate fully in the three week summit. We will collaborate with experienced people in design and development from all over the world.
Thanks for the support!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

2 Legit

So we're moving forward and finally have been able to create a web presence for Running Water International. Thanks to Scott Fedak, Becky's brother. Things may change on this site, but for now we have something. Check it out:

We welcome any feedback. THANKS!