A Word from the Founder

What makes us unique?  We’re about water.  We’re about health.  We’re about education.  We’re independent.  We aren’t tied to any one way of doing things. If this village needs something simple, we install sand filtration and chlorination.  Tough bacteria?  Gravity membrane filtration.  We’re innovators.  Got an idea to help reduce malaria, like artemisia annua?  We’ll try it.  Papyrus for wastewater treatment so the villagers have something to sell?  Why not?

We are teachers.  Need a theme for a Master’s Thesis or help fleshing things out?  Ask us; we do that.  Want to jump-start your career by gaining experience doing something outside the box, learning unique problem-solving skills?  Come to Uganda.

One of the most inspiring things to me is how much we can do to improve water quality worldwide with very little means.  This doesn’t mean meeting all WHO standards in every instance, although that too is often possible, but creating simple, clear bacteria-free water; a huge step for a lot of areas!  How much does a rapid sand filter in a rain barrel cost?  Can you sift sand?  Find gravel?  Get a couple of sticks of pipe?  It’s easy!  Chlorine from a bucket of salt water, electrodes, a car battery and a 60W solar panel for recharge – very doable.  How much effort does it take to build a sand dam?  Mostly a couple of dedicated guys with shovels.  We invite you to collaborate with your own ideas.

We’re not everyone’s dream, but we make a real difference in people’s lives.  We make clean water. We improve health in places others seldom go.  Join us.  It’s a great journey!

Michael Ottensmann







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Tel: +491799333700

WeDev Water e.V.

In der Nasserde 27, 67658 Weilerbach -Germany

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