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Deerfield Beach, FL – October 1, 2015 – The Water Quality Association (WQA) has listed Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) as an Endorsed Philanthropic Partner. Following WQA’s  official endorsement of WWIF in March 2014, the two organizations have engaged in dialogue about how to create more awareness of the cause for clean water among its members. This collaboration continues with the singular mission of providing clean, safe drinking water in developing areas.

Established in 1974, WQA primarily represents the sector of the water treatment industry devoted to treating water at residential and commercial locations. The Illinois-based trade association is well-recognized throughout the world, with more than 2,700 company members that are directly or indirectly related to ensuring that water is safe for consumption and optimal for its many uses.

The establishment and mission of WWIF originated amongst a handful of WQA members. Guillermo Guzman, President of H2O International, and Founder and CEO of WWIF said, “Our membership and involvement with WQA has been a primary factor for Wishing Well’s mission and growth. We’re all water-quality professionals. Not only do we know the available technologies to improve the quality of water, but we’re also aware of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who lack access to minimally safe water. Wishing Well exists to connect the problem solvers to the problem.”

10-1-10-experditionsAfter impacting thousands of people around the world during its first five years of operation, WWIF is looking to make a big impact in 2016  with its 10-1-10 Africa Expedition, a two-week fund-raising event in which WWIF representatives and WQA members will travel throughout South Africa and Swaziland to deploy filters. The ‘10-1-10’ in the title underscores that for every $10 donation, 1 person is provided with clean, safe drinking water for 10 years. Numerous opportunities to join and/or sponsor the Expedition are listed at the WWIF website.

“We are very excited and eager to help spread the word about the Wishing Well mission and the events that support that mission,” said Ken Kabira, WQA Associate Executive Director. “We highly encourage our members to become water advocates and consider supporting this worthy cause through sponsorship and participation in Wishing Well events.”

Click here to learn more about the Expedition and see the full list of available sponsorships.

Click here to view the full Expedition details.

Click here to view and download the registration form.

Thank you for your support.

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  • 884 million people in the world do not have access to clean water.
  • 1.6 million children die each year from waterborne diseases.
  • The Millennium Development Goal on child survival (MDG 4) will remain beyond our reach until diarrheal disease, poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water issues are addressed.
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