SkHydrants Ready To Go To Bhutan

In our storeroom we are currently preparing the next shipment of SkyHydrants for our Bhutan 2020 project.

To save costs we prefer to send the units in batches of 10.

Eight of the next shipment have already been sponsored.

If you;

  • Would like to spend your club funds this Rotary year; or
  • Make a tax deductible donation this financial year;

And see the money spent quickly your donated SkyHydrant could be part of this shipment.

Our partners in Bhutan are already constructing buildings for the installations ready for the SkyHydrants arrival.


If you want to support our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects see our DONATE PAGE 

Help R.C of San Fernando

Disaster Aid Australia has been approached by the Rotary Club of San Fernando to help bring safe drinking water to 13 schools in their region of the Philippines.

San Fernando

The city of San Fernando is the Capital of La Union province in the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in the island of Luzon.

It serves as the regional center of the whole Ilocos Region.

The Schools

The schools range in size from just over 400 pupils to well over 2,000 pupils.

All of the schools have a water supply from either a well, or the municipal system.

Unfortunately none of the water is safe to drink.

Possible Global Grant

Currently with our existing commitments Disaster Aid Australia Is unable to directly fund this project.

We however would like to assist the Rotary Club of San Fernando in a Rotary International Global Grant Application for the installation of SkyHydrants.


If you would like to support The Rotary Club of San Fernando and DAA in obtaining a Global Grant to provide these children with Safe Water you can contact:

Disaster Aid Australia   email:


Rotary Club of San Fernando, La Union  email:


Happy Birthday Balay Mindanaw

Our long term partner the Balay Mindanaw Peace Foundation celebrates its 23rd Birthday today.

Balay Mindanaw’s Role in the Partnership

Operating from its base in Cagayan de Oro, on the Philippine island of Mindanao, they have installed, and continue to monitor, 58 of Disaster Aid’ provided Skyhydrants across the Philippines.

Installations have included:

  • Responses to Cyclone affected communities both on Mindanao and other islands.
  • Providing safe water at Displaced Persons Camps following the Marawi civil insurrection crisis.
  • Drinking Water for Barangays as part of our “Safe Water for Every Child’ Project.

Their help was a key part in our success in the Energy Globe Sustainability Awards

Our Role in the Partnership

Disaster Aid Australia by providing Skyhydrants is proud to be helping Balay Mindanaw pursue its mission of:

  • Helping build empowered sustainable communities; and
  • Helping build peace in Mindanao.

With the Skyhydrants providing safe water to communities at minimal cost.

Ongoing Support

At their meeting of 5th May the Board of Disaster Aid Australia have agreed to supply a further 10 Skyhydrants to Balay Mindanaw this year, together with a grant for the purchase of tanks, pipes and fittings for the installations.


If you want to support our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ project with Balay Mindanaw see our DONATE PAGE 


Will You Donate By End Of June

We are fast approaching:

  • End of the Rotary Year.
  • End of Australian Tax Year.

If your Rotary Club wants to disburse funds;


If you want to reduce your Personal or Company Tax.


OurSafe Water for Every Child’ project is looking for support.

Currently projects being planned:

  • Bhutan. Safe Water to every rural school by 2020.
  • Camerines Sur, Philippines. A project to provide 15 schools with Safe Water.
  • Mindanao, Philippines. Ongoing support to our partner Balay Mindanaw to provide safe water  to communities .
  • La Union, Philippines. A project to provide 12 schools with Safe Water.

By sponsoring a school or a community your club could have a Significant International Project helping hundreds of people.


We want to be ready to respond to disasters with our smartaid.

This year Disaster Aid Australia has responded to:

  • Earthquakes and tidal Waves in Indonesia
  • Cyclones in Mozambique
  • Typhoons in the Philippines.


You can click on the following link to:     DONATE NOW
or  Contact Jan at:

2nd Cyclone Hits Mozambique

Houses flattened by Cyclone

Six weeks after the deadly Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique a 2nd Disastrous Cyclone, Kenneth, blasted the country with the force of a Category 4 hurricane.

For the first time in recorded history the nation has been suffered from two of the worst cyclones in a season.

Raging flood waters, resulting from 100mm of rain in 24 hours, have cut roads to Pemba City

The government have estimated 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast.

Local report are that there has been ‘total devastation’ affecting 60 kilometer stretch of coastline and nearby islands.

Damaged UNICEF Building

Several coastal communities have been completely flattened by the cyclone.


If you want to help Disaster Aid Australia’s humanitarian aid for Mozambique: DONATE NOW

Cyclone Idai Update

Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTs)volunteers Dave Tuzewski and Peter Collins have just returned from a deployment in Mozambique.

While in country they worked with Rotarians in Mozambique and South Africa.

During the deployment they were able to train the local people in the use of the Sawyer Filters donated by Disaster Aid Australia and its Disaster Aid Partners in Canada and Brazil.

A SkyHydrant installation was also constructed in conjunction with Hilfswerk* a Non Goverment Organisation (NGO) that has an existing operation in Mozambique.

We are currently looking at a further deployment to Mozambique to install further SkyHydrants, and carry out training of local Hilfswerk staff in installation methods.


*Hilfswerk International is an Austrian organization which provides disaster relief, reconstruction and effective development cooperation


If you want to help Disaster Aid Australia’s humanitarian aid for this disaster, or help us prepare for the next disaster you can DONATE NOW

Rotary Club Of Somerset

Disaster Aid Australia are always happy to help other organisations provide water to their projects.

The Rotary Club of Somerset in Tasmania support a school in Kampot, Cambodia.

As part of their assistance to their school it was decided that a SkyHydrant to supply Safe Drinking Water was a high priority.

We were able to supply them with a SkyHydrant and advice that enabled them to complete the installation.

The SkyHydrant will mean the School can now provide 10,000 litres of water/day to the pupils.

If your project needs water see our Sale of SkyHydrant Page or Contact Us for more information




Acknowledgement of SkyHydrant Inventor

Rhett Butler has been recognised by Sydney University with an Alumni Award for Service to Humanity.

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


See Bhutan and Give Safe Water

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.

The target is to provide a SkyHydrant Water Filter to each school by the end of 2020.

Currently 31 Skyhydrants have been delivered with the completion of those installations scheduled for the end of April 2019.

You Can Help By Visiting Bhutan

To raise funds for the project Disaster Aid Australia are promoting fully inclusive holidays in Bhutan from $6,450 per person  (twin share).

Included in the cost is a $5,000 donation per couple which will provide a school with Safe Water.

During your trip you will be able to personally present ‘your’ SkyHydrant to a school.

On your return you will receive a tax receipt for your $5,000 donation with the potential to receive a tax refund of up to $2,250.


To find out more about this exciting opportunity go to our : VISIT BHUTAN page.




Response to Cyclone Idai

Tropical Cyclone Idai was the worst tropical cyclones for 120 years in the Southern Hemisphere.

Catastrophic damage occurred in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,000 people dead and thousands more missing.

Drinking water is a major concern with muddy rivers being the only source of water for millions.

Disaster Aid Australia is responding with Rotary District 9350 of Southern Africa to this disaster by providing SkyHydrants.

Two of our Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTs) are flying out with the Skyhydrants.

Our ‘Chair’ Peter Faulkner is seen loading two skyhydrants and 50 Sawyer Filters as our initial contribution.

These should provide safe water for more than 2,000 people in the disaster area

We are hopeful that further contributions from our supporters and District 9350 will enable us to provide safe water to thousands more.


If you want to help Disaster Aid Australia’s humanitarian aid you can; DONATE NOW