Bounsee's Story: Our Social Business Program

You know those rare people that just exude energy? When they enter the room, you can feel it. They are offbeat characters and thinkers. Kind of like the special uncle that everybody has.  That’s Bounsee, one of our Abundant Water vendors. And now that he has partnered with Abundant Water, he also has that new energy that fresh opportunities, fresh water or fresh anything brings. 

Bounsee's story is a good example of how our social business vendor program works. Read more here...







Abundant Water’s clay pottery water filters provide clean water in remote communities. Clean water will change a child's life.


We are always looking for volunteers with a wide range of skills, including writing, fundraising and social media. Contact us to get involved.


In just the past few months our number of projects has increased dramatically. Take a look.
















BREAKING NEWS: Abundant Water nominated for UN Award

Lao children reaping the benefits of AW filters

After more than seven years of developing ideas, models and approaches, Abundant Water has been rewarded with a nomination for United Nations Water for Life Best Practice Award.  The nomination arose from our work with Water Empowerment in Zambia.  In this project we provided remote mentoring, via the internet, to local potters to produce water filters themselves. This nomination shows the size of our potential and takes us a step closer to realising our ambition of enabling anyone, anywhere to develop their own water filter system. For more, see the full story here.



Abundant Water is providing clean water and empowering remote Lao communities by training potters in the clay-pot water filter technology.


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 Lao.

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

Our approach

We train Lao 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.

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. 

We empower women and children because collecting wood to boil and purify water usually falls at their feet.   

With your support Abundant Water can break the cycle of disease, illness and poverty caused by water-borne disease!



Abundant Water Awarded $50K Grant from Australian Embassy in Laos
Friday 14/08/15

Abundant Water has recently been awarded a $50,000 Direct Aid Program (DAP) grant, administered by the Australian Embassy in Vientiane. Such grants support… Read more

From Canberra to Lao
Wednesday 12/08/15

One of Abundant Water’s interns, Hugh, has just finished his internship. Here's something he wrote about his time in Lao... Read more

The New Abundant Water Interns
Tuesday 04/08/15

Meet Abundant Water’s (AW) inimitable new interns Pablo and Avi! Read more

Thai’s first independent filter installation
Thursday 18/06/15

As of June 2015, Abundant Water has provided 7100 people with clean water. Read more