To date over 6,000 SkyHydrants have been installed to provide safe drinking water for communities and schools.
With the low cost, light weight, simple operation, and effective removal of contamination; the units have become an important part of Disaster Aid Australia’s ‘Smart Aid‘ and ‘Safe Water for Every Child‘ initiatives.
Each SkyHydrant is capable of providing safe water for more than 500 people which means that millions of people around the world are being protected by Rhett’s invention.
If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia install more Skyhydrants you can DONATE HERE
Bhutan, on the Eastern edge of the Himalaya Mountains, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (known as dzongs) and dramatic landscapes.
The photograph shows the iconic Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery which clings to a cliff above the forested Paro Valley.
The Buddhist Kingdom measures its development progress by surveys of Gross National Happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product.
Bhutan 2020 Project
Disaster Aid Australia in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Thimphu have identified that providing safe drinking water to all the 120 central schools in Bhutan will bring major improvement to child health for the whole country.
As part of the Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) Safe Water Bhutan 2020 project a DAA team carried out training in Tsirang, Bhutan.
The training topics included:
Who are Disaster Aid Australia.
Why DAA provide SkyHydrants.
Planning an installation.
Operating a SkyHydrant.
The DAA training team consisted of Brian Ashworth Director, and Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTs) members Dianne Holland, and Peter Collins.
Assistance with translations by Department of Education Officials, and Sonam Tshering of Druk Water Solution, was an important factor in getting the messages across.
The DAA team, and our partner the Rotary Club of Thimpu, were delighted with the interest of the participants which was demonstrated by their many thoughtful questions and discussions between sessions.
The first day of training was for a total of 75 students ranging from senior engineers to school caretakers.
Following the initial day, two days of ‘hands on’ training was carried out for the installation teams so they could get a better understanding of the practical problems of installations.
Having trained effective installation teams funded by the Bhutan Government will ensure the Safe Water Bhutan 2020 project is carried out as effectively as possible.
To support our project and help the children of Bhutan you can make a Donation Now