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March 13th through 21st is our Spring Break and this year we have an opportunity to use the filter making experiences developed within our group to really make a difference for one of our sister organizations (FilterPure) operating out of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.   Lisa Ballantine, who founded and leads FilterPure, has asked for our hands. We contacted and let her know that we would be willing to send a group down to help staff the filter facilities in the Dominican Republic. They have already dramatically increased the number of filters they are producing in response to the earth quake in Haiti and need more trained hands.

Check back for more details as they develop.

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TAMU Water Project members Steve Carpenter and Dick Wukich recently visited California State University-San Bernardino (CSUSB) where they conducted a two-day water filter workshop and public demonstration as well as a public lecture on the production of ceramic water filters and related projects. Below are some images of their trip. Professor Billie Sessions (art education) and Assistant Professor Alison Petty Ragguette (ceramics) made the visit, workshops and lectures possible.

Mixing clay on campus.

Mixing clay on campus.

Mixing clay in the middle of campus at CSUSB.

Mixing clay in the middle of campus at CSUSB.

Dick Wukich throwing part of a water filter receptacle.

Dick Wukich throwing part of a water filter receptacle.

If you have heard us talk about the water filter project in person you also probably know about what we did last Fall 2006, on the campus of Texas A&M University. On a beautiful day we set up our water filter press and made filters in the middle of campus. Here is the beginning of a news article that ran in our college information page on the Web:

A water filter press demonstration on Wednesday (Sept. 26) will be held in conjunction with an exhibition called “Potable Art: Ceramic Water Filter Receptacles” at Texas A&M University. The demonstration will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries patio. All ceramics made at the demonstration will be fired and sent off to the Colonias in Texas.

For more on the story take a look at this article: http://tlac.tamu.edu/articles/carpenter_plans_water_filter_demo_wednesday_as_part_of_ceramic_art_exhibit

In 1992, the UN General Assembly designated March 22 as “World Water Day” to draw international attention to the critical lack of clean, safe drinking water worldwide. Read More In 2007, 69 cities across the United States passed resolutions acknowledging March 22 as World Water Day. Read More