V3 Awarded Contract to Rehabilitate Port-au-Prince Water Supply

On 2012/09/11, in Uncategorized, Water, by sdykstra

V3 and its team member Northwater International has been awarded the contract to rehabilitate 19 Port-au-Prince wells and install monitoring wells near each. The contract is awarded to V3 by the Direction Nationale de l’Eau Potable et de l’ Assainissement (DINEPA) and is funded through the Inter-American Development Bank and the Spanish Cooperation Fund for […]

V3 Awarded Contract for Rural Water Supply Sud and Ouest Departments, Haïti

On 2012/09/11, in Uncategorized, Water, by sdykstra

V3 and the team of Northwater International and Foratech Environnement S.A. recently was awarded a contract to provide water supplies for three communities in the Sud and Ouest departments.  The work shall consist of geophysics analysis for drill sites, well drilling, down-hole geophysics, aquifer testing, pump installation and well head completion of 14 wells. The contract is […]

Hydrogeologic Field Investigation in Peru

On 2012/05/11, in NGO, Water, by sdykstra

James Adamson and Stuart Dykstra just returned from a brief but intensive hydrogeologic investigation in Peru. The team covered thousands of square km mapping the geologic formations of the desert plain and front range mountains around Arequipa for Viera Water Network. The biggest challenge in the plain is the prevalence of brackish water as one […]

Two New Wells in Uganda Exceed Expectations

On 2012/05/11, in NGO, Water, by sdykstra

Jason Brinks recently returned from Uganda where he completed two successful wells. The drilling followed several days of performing resistivity geophysics and testing the resistivity equipment being developed at Wheaton College by Dr. James Clark. The well yield was better than expected from 8 m3/hr to over 15 m3/hr. The wells will bring water to […]

Success! Fresh Water in Haiti

On 2012/04/19, in Uncategorized, by waterhaiti

After already spending $70,000 on previous drilling attempts, a client contacted Northwater International to perform a 3-day hydrogeologic investigation and geophysics survey.   The team mobilized last fall to Northwest Haiti to find fresh water for the community.  The previous attempts had resulted in dry boreholes or wells that were brackish.   The teams survey […]

Welcome to Eric Delva – Our New Water Resource Engineer in Haiti

On 2012/04/15, in Uncategorized, by waterhaiti

V3 and the InternationalWater team welcomes Eric Delva as our Haiti in-country water engineer.  He has 28 years of experience as an engineer in water, wastewater and transportation – with the last 16 years at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. He has extensive and varied experience in the areas of environmental management […]

Video of Team’s Work in Africa is Finalist for Award

On 2012/03/21, in NGO, Water, by waterhaiti

The charity: water video features the team’s work in Central African Republic for Integrated Community Development International (ICDI) is a finalist for the Best Story-Telling Video in the annual doGooder Non-Profit Video Awards.  The awards are sponsored by CISCO and the CASE Foundation. The team went to Africa to help them with the completion of […]

Water Sourcing and System Design for an International Hotel Developer in Haiti

On 2012/03/11, in Uncategorized, by waterhaiti

The water development team is beginning work on developing a water source and treatment system for a major international hotel developer and operator in Haiti. The work is being contracted through our lead team member, Northwater International, LLC. It involves drilling and proving the groundwater resource and then design and implementation of the wellhead, SCADA […]

Water Filtration in Bolivia

On 2012/03/07, in Uncategorized, by waterhaiti

Jason returned from Bolivia where he installed a water filtration for people living in impoverished conditions.  In the jungles of Bolivia most tribes are located on or near river systems which contain contaminated water and they lack access to clean water. We installed water filtration units for orphans, school children, and adults living in impoverished […]

Trou Louis Jeune, Island of La Gonave Solar Well Pump

On 2012/03/07, in Uncategorized, by waterhaiti

Working in conjunction with Haiti Outreach, we recently installed a solar powered well pumping and treatment system for the elementary school in Trou Louis Jeune.  The coastal brackish groundwater requires energy intensive reverse osmosis and pre-treatment.  The project was funded by Compassion, U.K.