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
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
or Sale of SkyHydrant Page for more information Contact Us
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
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
to each school by the end of 2020. SkyHydrant Water Filter
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 :
page. VISIT BHUTAN
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;
World of Difference is a Rotary District 9800 Managed Program that was started by the Rotary Club of South Melbourne.
They have been providing overseas aid to villages in Cambodia working with ‘Build Your Future Today’ Which is a Non Goverment Organisation in the Siem Reap area of Cambodia.
Following a meeting with Disaster Aid Australia Volunteers they decided to try a SkyHydrant Installation in late 2018 for the village of La’ak.
La’ak is a remote village of approximately 200 houses with no electricity and no reticulated water supply.
Since La’ak is a rural area with no waste-water treatment facilities the groundwater is prone to contamination and water borne diseases are common.
On arrival at the school in La’ak the scope of work was discussed with the village chief and school officials and details such as the location of the filter house, wash station, etc were agreed.
A small irrigation scheme was installed in conjunction with the drinking water project; using the untreated water
An original 1600 L concrete tank which was not previously used is now used to store filtered water with a float valve installed to automatically regulate level in this tank.
Pipes and fittings were purchased locally and a local bricklayer engaged to build the Skyhydrant shelter.
At the conclusion of the project the treated water was tested and confirmed as free from bacteriological contamination.
The new filter house and wash station
January might be the ‘Holiday Period’ for some people but Disaster Aid are still providing new ‘Safe Water For Every Child’ installations.
Director Angeline Low, and Danny Low, from Disaster Aid Australia are currently in Myanmar to install two SkyHydrants with the assistance of KK Looi of Disaster Aid Malaysia.
These installations are in association with the Rotary Club of Yangon.
In addition to the two installations carried out several other sites were inspected for future installations.
If you want to support Disaster Aid ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects in Bhutan, Myanmar, the Philipines, India and Indonesia you can donate at: Disaster Aid Australia
Energy Globe Awards were founded in 1999 to present successful sustainable projects to a broad audience.
Disaster Aid Australia entered our
‘Safe Water for Every Child’ project for the Philippines for the 2018 Awards
The entry was one of more than 2,300 entries from 182 countries around the world.
In June 2018 year it was selected as the best project submitted from Australia.
A key issue in selection was the fact the SkyHydrant, that we install for the project can provide 10,000 litres per day of safe water without using electricity or chemicals.
In December 2018 Energy Globe announced that the
‘Safe Water for Every Child’ project was one of the 4 World Nominees in the water category.
This invitation to attend, and speak at the awards ceremony, is a recognition our project is ‘Worlds Best Practice’ in providing sustainable drinking water to developing countries.
If you want to support our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects you can donate at: Disaster Aid Australia