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Water Brigades @

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS

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Water Brigades at University of Nevada Las Vegas is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The University of Nevada Las Vegas chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran, Panamanian, and Ghanaian community members annually. Water Brigades empowers communities to access sufficient clean water through infrastructural development, water treatment, community leader training, and education.
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Annual Chapter Contribution
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Fundraise with your Global Water Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Clean Water Fund, which enables year-round clean water solutions in partner communities carried out by our local teams and regional partners. The Clean Water Fund is a critical component to GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff. The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!
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Annual Chapter Contribution
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

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University of Nevada - Las Vegas Water Brigade March 2015 Honduras
Mar 29, 2015 - Apr 04, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7-day Water Brigades throughout the year in Honduras. Water Brigades\' mission is to empower communities to access sufficient clean water through infrastructural development, water treatment, community leader training and education. Water Brigades volunteers assist in implementing clean water systems to prevent water-related illnesses in communities with limited access to clean water. One of the fundamental roadblocks to community development is lack of clean water. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier, more productive lives. Volunteers work side-by-side with community members as well as with our in-country project technicians in all aspects of the water system\'s construction while learning about its design, functionality, and long-term sustainability.
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University of Nevada LV Honduras March 2014
Mar 16, 2014 - Mar 22, 2014

Water Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days in Honduras implementing a water system to prevent water related illnesses in a community with limited access to a sufficient quantity and quality of clean water. Volunteers receive a comprehensive introduction to the water issues by seeing the community’s current water situation first hand, and meeting and discussing the issues with community members and leaders. With a holistic understanding of the community’s challenges and the Water Brigades’ solution, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to construct the new water system. Volunteers may work on a piping system, water storage unit, small dam, water treatment unit or another infrastructural project. Additionally volunteers partner with the community’s Basic Sanitation Committee and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water and proper sanitation and hygiene practices, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier and more productive lives.
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August 2012 University of Nevada LV Water Brigade
Aug 12, 2012 - Aug 18, 2012

Water Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days in Honduras implementing a water system to prevent water related illnesses in a community with limited access to a sufficient quantity and quality of clean water. Volunteers receive a comprehensive introduction to the water issues by seeing the community’s current water situation first hand, and meeting and discussing the issues with community members and leaders. With a holistic understanding of the community’s challenges and the Water Brigades’ solution, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to construct the new water system. Volunteers may work on a piping system, water storage unit, small dam, water treatment unit or another infrastructural project. Additionally volunteers partner with the community’s Basic Sanitation Committee and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water and proper sanitation and hygiene practices, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier and more productive lives.
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