One in ten people around the world do not have access to clean water. Join us Thursday, March 25, at 6 pm to learn about our initiative to make clean drinking water available to the rural comarcas [region] of Quezalguaque, Nicaragua.  You will hear more about the global problem of water insecurity, and an update on the progress of this multi-year project.
The program will feature:
  • Dr. Betsy Reilly, Director of Environmental Quality, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
  • Xiomara Arauz Lopez, President, Rotary Club of Leon, Nicaragua
  • Carmela Hernandez, Country Director in Nicaragua for the Foundation for Ecology and Development (ECODES)
  • Olivia Sheehan and Alp Canbulat, Global Leadership Class, Brookine High School
  • Craig Miller, Engineering Consultant, Rotary Club of Des Moines, Iowa
In partnership with the Quezalguaque Sister City Project, Brookline Rotary has been working to provide clean water for the city of Quezalguaque, Nicaragua.  We are thrilled to report that we are being joined in this effort by the Global Leadership class at the Brookline High School.  Thanks to the first phase, wells and cisterns are already in place and water is running to more of the homes in the town.  The next phase is to provide solar energy, replacing expensive and unreliable electrical power.