The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action group was formed in 2007 as a group of Rotarians, recognized by Rotary International, focused on water & sanitation work. Rotarians are uniquely qualified to deliver sustainable solutions. They understand the culture and values of the local communities to which they belong. They are attuned to political considerations and can pinpoint problems before they become hurdles.

The world is discovering that effective programs take 3 to 5 years to be sustainable – local community engagement and appropriate technologies are keys to success. Solutions need to consider complex realities: geography, geology, climate, local culture for example. Ensuring a project is based on best practices isn’t easy, requiring skills often not readily available to Rotary Clubs. The Action Group is a consortium of technicians, geologists, scientists and engineers, working in concert with NGO’s such as Engineers without Borders to provide solutions anywhere on planet Earth. The current challenge facing all who are working towards solving the water crisis is the issue of sustainability. Water tables shift, wells become inoperable, conventional water purifiers don't screen out the worst viruses and health threats, and the quantity of water produced is too low for medium to large villages. Click here for a video describing Rotary’s worldwide water projects

H2OpenDoors recognizes that a new technology needs to be brought to the table, one that has been successfully implemented in some of the harshest conditions, like the Congo and Haiti. We have selected the SunSpring™, invented and manufactured by Innovative Water Technologies in Colorado as the most viable method to purify water for our application. With this solution, the villages can produce up to 5000 gallons of clean, safe, microbe-free water of the same quality we enjoy in the USA every single day. That's equal to around 38,000 half-liter bottles...each dayThey are self-contained units, with a solar panel and wind turbine to charge the battery and operate the included pumps. They require little maintenance and have a design life of 10 years. The water is produced for around one-tenth of a penny per gallon. Click here for a video showing deployment of SunSprings in Haiti