Water for People Committee

The Water For People Committee develops activities to engage PNCWA members in educational and fundraising activities for Water For People [link to waterforpeople.org], PNCWA’s charity of choice.

2.1 billion people around the world don’t have access to safe water and 4.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. The mission of Water For People is to change those statistics by engaging with communities to develop sustainable water and sanitation services for every family, clinic, and school for generations to come – outlasting the organizations presence. Water For People currently has programs in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, and India.

The PNCWA Water For People Committee focuses on planning and executing events to raise awareness about Water For People’s mission and raise money to support their goals. The Water For People Committee aims to create multiple exciting events throughout the year in each of the three states that PNCWA supports, as well as a larger fundraising event at PNCWA’s Annual Conference each year. The Water For People Committee collaborates with other PNCWA Committees and organizations to establish events that are inclusive of all PNCWA members, clean water advocates, and the community.

In 2019 the Committee is planning bigger and better events and we need your help! Our Committee holds conference calls once a month to coordinate upcoming efforts.

News & Highlights

Run For Water, 5k Fun Run – Boise, ID

The PNCWA Water For People Committee hosted a 5k run to kick off the 2018 PNCWA Annual Conference in Boise, ID on Sunday October 21st, and raise funds for Water For People. Runners were energized by the sounds of Rippin’ Brass, a local New Orleans-style brass band, as they took off from Julia Davis Park. The run took participants along the Boise Greenbelt, following the Boise River. Participants included members from PNCWA and community members. Sponsors of the run included Tetra Tech, Parametrix, Osborn Consulting, and Urban Systems Designs and great raffle prizes were donated by Shu’s Idaho Running Company and Optimism Brewing.

Donate a Pint – Boise, ID

The PNCWA Water For People Committee collaborated with the PNCWA Students and Young Professionals Committee on the annual Monday Night Networking Event at the 2018 Annual Conference to incorporate fundraising for Water For People. Mother Earth Brewing Co. kindly donated a keg of their pure water brew to Water For People and proceeds from every pint purchased during the Monday night event at White Dog Brewing were donated to Water For People.

Beer for Us, Water For Everyone – Seattle, WA

The PNCWA Water For People Committee collaborated with Optimism Brewing to host a fundraising event for Water For People. All customers could ‘donate a pint’ when purchasing a beer and Optimism Brewing donated all proceeds from purchases of their sparkling water. 

Happy Hour Collaborations – Seattle, WA

The PNCWA Water For People Committee hosted multiple happy hour events in Seattle with support from the PNCWA Students and Young Professionals Committee and the PNWS-AWWA Students and Young Professionals and Water For People Committees at Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square. Participants donated to Water For People in exchange for unlimited mini golf along with a great networking opportunity.

Contact Info
Halley Kimball, Chair