Representatives and sponsors of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) will attend the 2018 WQA Convention & Exposition in Denver, CO. The annual gathering of Water Quality Association members and industry professionals has been the signature event of the water treatment industry for more than 40 years. This year’s convention takes place the week of Monday, March 26 at the Colorado Convention Center. The Opening General Session is on Tuesday, March 27 at 9:30am. WWIF will be located at Booth 557.

WWIF’s Roots at the Water Quality Association

In 2010, a handful of WQA members collaborated on how they could execute their shared vision: providing clean, safe drinking water in developing parts of the world. Surrounded by the latest technologies in water purification, WWIF founders sought to provide relief for those who would never have the access or funds to buy such advanced water products. Nearly a billion people in the world lack access to water that is safe to drink, much less pure.

Following a few successful fundraisers, WWIF representatives used collected funds to purchase long-lasting Biosand water filters. Those filters, along with clothes, books, toys and other items were taken to Haiti. The people of the Caribbean island were still suffering from a devastating 2010 earthquake. WWIF collaborated with Sailors Without Borders in that effort.

One pallet of filters could not alleviate the heavy burden of the Haitian people. To this day, those filters are still providing clean, safe drinking water in the communities where they were deployed. That small beginning also solidified Wishing Well’s specific mission of helping people to clean water from their local sources. Following that effort, WWIF held various fundraisers and deployed filters in South Africa, Ghana, Swaziland, Kenya and the Dominican Republic.

Corporate Responsibility

During Wishing Well’s first seven years, dozens of WQA member companies contributed to the cause of clean water by sponsoring WWIF’s events and projects. “There isn’t a more appropriate group of people to provide clean water relief than the industry that specializes in clean water,” said Issa Al-Kharusy, CEO of KDF Fluid Treatment. “I would dare say that those of us who have made careers out of selling water-quality products have a corporate responsibility to help people who will never afford our products. Becoming a Wishing Well sponsor is an effective, practical way to provide that help.”

Leading up to the main events of the WQA Convention & Exposition, WWIF is hosting its 6th Annual Golf Tournament the morning of Monday, March 26 at the Willis Case Golf Course. Registration includes green fees, golf cart, a box lunch and beverages. This year’s major tournament sponsors are Hydro-Flow Filtration Systems of Temecula, CA and Amway of Ada, MI.

To register to play or to sponsor the event, click here.

To learn about the benefits of becoming a corporate sponsor, click here.

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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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