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Abundant Water is developing clay pottery water filters to provide clean water in remote communities. Readily available clean water can change a child's life.


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In just the past few months the number of new and potential projects has increased dramatically. Take a look at some of the great projects we're involved in.




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 empowering remote Lao communities by training potters in the clay-pot water filter technology.


Abundant Water helps remote communities stop disease and early death due to contaminated water by providing easy access to clean water. By sharing our clay pottery water filter technology, we ensure communities will have ongoing clean water.

A not-for-profit humanitarian development organisation, Abundant Water is sharing the innovation of clay pottery water filters with indigenous potters in Laos and elsewhere. These simple ceramic water filters are made from natural materials using traditional techniques and are able to eliminate waterborne diseases such as dysentery, gastro-enteritis, cholera and typhoid that are endemic in many rural villages.

Our approach transfers knowledge and expertise and develops local capability and ownership, increasing the likelihood of ongoing use of the technology. Abundant Water is training Lao villager potters in our water filter technology and micro-financed business approaches.

We are developing a model for the propagation of low-cost programs enabling anyone in need, anywhere in the world, to access clay pottery water filter technology to avail themselves of clean drinking water.

With your support Abundant Water can offer a solution for Lao villagers to break the cycle of disease, illness and poverty caused by water-borne diseases.








Phongsali Terrain
Tuesday 23/09/14

In doing our work, getting out into the remote villages, to provide people with clean water through our clay pottery water filter technology, the Abundant… Read more

Monitoring and Evaluation Trip to Ban Parkkhuang Village
Tuesday 23/09/14

Abundant Water are proud of the work we do in remote schools throughout Laos. For this story, we travelled to Ban Parkkhuang village to check the filters… Read more

Abundant Water Nominated for UN Award
Monday 15/09/14

Sunny Forsyth initiated the Abundant Water (AW) project in 2007 after working in rural communities in Lao PDR and observing that they lacked even simple… Read more

CDEA School on the outskirts of Vientiane
Monday 21/07/14

In August 2013 Abundant Water ran an online campaign through Start Some Good, to raise funds to install filters in schools in Laos. Contributions were… Read more