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Abundant Water

Canberra, Australia
Joined July 2017

Abundant Water supports rural communities to gain sustainable access to safe water, and trains local vendors within the community to market and maintain these filters.

Presence in: Australia, East Timor, Laos, Nepal, Philippines
Focus: Health, Livelihoods, Other

Abundant Water is a not-for-profit humanitarian development organisation. We’ve created a simple, innovative clay-pottery water filter that we install in rural Laos, and have recently started working in Nepal.

Our water filters help remote communities stop disease and early death by eliminating endemic waterborne diseases such as dysentery, gastro-enteritis, cholera and typhoid.

We train local villagers and potters so that they can produce their own filters and establish micro-businesses to develop local capability and ensure ongoing use of the technology. Further, Abundant Water empowers women and children because collecting wood to boil and purify water usually falls at their feet.

We are developing a model to enable anyone in need, anywhere in the world, to access clay-pottery water filter technology and clean drinking water. We use natural materials and traditional techniques.

People Associated With This Organization

Alex Catalán Flores

Abundant Water
Joined July 2017
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I graduated from the ANU in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics, and was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory in June 2017. Over the course of my university studies I have developed a keen interest in public international law, and have already published a papers with the King's Student Law Review and the ANU Undergraduate Research Journal. Currently, I'm working as a paralegal at the Office of the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, and volunteering as Co-Director of Communications with local Canberra NGO Abundant Water. In 2018, I plan to move back to Latin America to pursue a legal career with an international and humanitarian focus, possibly working within an international organisation or an international judicial body.

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