International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

WATER ENGINEERS FOR THE AMERICAS

aka WEFTA

Santa Fe, NM

Mission

Water Engineers for the Americas (WEFTA) was founded in 2002 by a group of professionals compelled to apply their expertise and resources to help alleviate the problem of unsafe water supplies and inadequate sanitation in the western hemisphere. We seek to improve the quality of life and health of people living in developing countries in Latin America by promoting community-based, self-help projects.

WEFTA provides technical and administrative support to needy communities for the construction of drinking water and wastewater systems by working with local non-profit organizations. By assisting these communities in managing their water resources, WEFTA helps improve community access to safe drinking water, makes more clean water available, reduces waterborne diseases, improves hygiene and protects the environment.

WEFTA volunteers and the people who support our work believe it is imperative that we invest in simple solutions known to reduce the devastating long-term societal and human costs of unsafe water. We believe that it is within our power–individually and collectively, with well-directed efforts coordinated with people living within the host communities–to provide clean water and sanitation for all, especially those less fortunate than ourselves.

In some cases the solution poses an engineering challenge; in others it may be a financial challenge. But each and every situation can be resolved, and for 14 years, WEFTA volunteers and supporters have known the joy and satisfaction of improving lives, empowering people and providing dignity – one family, one community and one village at a time.

Ruling Year

2002

Program Director

Ms. Karen Pereira

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Lou Harrington

Main Address

2904 Rodeo Park Drive East Building 100

Santa Fe, NM 87505 USA

Keywords

Potable water systems, basic sanitation, complex water solutions

EIN

85-0482431

 Number

2776247534

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Relief (Q33)

Management & Technical Assistance (A02)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

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