Water Brigades @

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Felicia Watson
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CHAPTER STATS

$56,884

FUNDRAISED

6

BRIGADES

34

VOLUNTEERS

20

CHAPTER MEMBERS

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University of California Berkeley is a chapter of Global Water Brigades, an international movement of university students working alongside local communities and technicians to implement clean water systems in the developing world. Water systems are designed, planned, and budgeted with partner communities and local leaders are identified by the community to serve as the community’s Water Council, which collects monthly water fees from households to operate and maintain the constructed water system. It then takes several months of construction by volunteers, staff and community members to complete and can include several large scale components, such as dams and storage tanks in order to pipe clean water to individual homes. nnIn conjunction with our Water Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, economic development and sanitation projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
COVID-19 Program Continuation Fund
May 05, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021

Donate funds toward sustaining programs during COVID-19. Your donations can still make the same impact as a brigade and more.
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Chapter Contribution for 2018 Brigades
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Donate on behalf of this Global Water Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Water 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2017- Oct 2018 Brigade Season.
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Chapter Contribution for 2017 Brigades
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Donate on behalf of this Global Water Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Water 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2016- Oct 2017 Brigade Season.
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University of California Berkeley Water Brigade May 2015 Honduras
May 24, 2015 - May 30, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7-day Water Brigades throughout the year in Honduras. Water Brigades\' mission is to empower communities to access sufficient clean water through infrastructural development, water treatment, community leader training and education. Water Brigades volunteers assist in implementing clean water systems to prevent water-related illnesses in communities with limited access to clean water. One of the fundamental roadblocks to community development is lack of clean water. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier, more productive lives. Volunteers work side-by-side with community members as well as with our in-country project technicians in all aspects of the water system\'s construction while learning about its design, functionality, and long-term sustainability.
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UC Berkeley Water Brigade May 2014 Honduras
May 19, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Water Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days in Honduras implementing a water system to prevent water related illnesses in a community with limited access to a sufficient quantity and quality of clean water. Volunteers receive a comprehensive introduction to the water issues by seeing the community\\\'s current water situation first hand, and meeting and discussing the issues with community members and leaders. With a holistic understanding of the community\\\'s challenges and the Water Brigades\\\' solution, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to construct the new water system. Volunteers may work on a piping system, water storage unit, small dam, water treatment unit or another infrastructural project. Additionally volunteers partner with the community\\\'s Basic Sanitation Committee and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water and proper sanitation and hygiene practices, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier and more productive lives.
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UC Berkeley Water Brigades January 2014 Honduras
Jan 06, 2014 - Jan 12, 2014

Water Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days in Honduras implementing a water system to prevent water related illnesses in a community with limited access to a sufficient quantity and quality of clean water. Volunteers receive a comprehensive introduction to the water issues by seeing the community\'s current water situation first hand, and meeting and discussing the issues with community members and leaders. With a holistic understanding of the community\'s challenges and the Water Brigades\' solution, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to construct the new water system. Volunteers may work on a piping system, water storage unit, small dam, water treatment unit or another infrastructural project. Additionally volunteers partner with the community\'s Basic Sanitation Committee and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water and proper sanitation and hygiene practices, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier and more productive lives.
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UC Berkeley PH and Water Brigade Jan 2013 Honduras
Jan 08, 2013 - Jan 20, 2013

Public Health volunteers spend 7 days in Honduras, improving basic home infrastructure and providing health education to help reduce the incidences of life-threatening, but preventable, diseases in a rural community. With an understanding of the holistic model that focuses on education, community health sustainability and infrastructural development, volunteers first receive a comprehensive introduction to the country\\\\\\\'s public health challenges and the Public Health program\\\\\\\'s ground-up solution. They will take a tour of the community Public Health is currently working in, introduce themselves to the beneficiary families, and meet with the Basic Sanitation Committee (CSB). Then, working side-by-side with community members and local masons, volunteers construct five infrastructure projects meant to improve the health of the home and surrounding environment: eco-stoves, latrines, pilas (water storage units), showers and concrete floors. Additionally, as a key component of the program, Public Health volunteers collaborate with the Basic Sanitation Committee and local teachers to help provide community-wide education workshops and training, proliferating sanitation and hygiene practices and empowering families with both the knowledge and tools to live healthier lives.

Water Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days in Honduras implementing a water system to prevent water related illnesses in a community with limited access to a sufficient quantity and quality of clean water. Volunteers receive a comprehensive introduction to the water issues by seeing the community\\\\\\\'s current water situation first hand, and meeting and discussing the issues with community members and leaders. With a holistic understanding of the community\\\\\\\'s challenges and the Water Brigades\\\\\\\' solution, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to construct the new water system. Volunteers may work on a piping system, water storage unit, small dam, water treatment unit or another infrastructural project. Additionally volunteers partner with the community\\\\\\\'s Basic Sanitation Committee and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water and proper sanitation and hygiene practices, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier and more productive lives.

The individuals that will only be participating in the Public Health (1/7-1/13) or only Water Brigade (1/13-1/19) will fundraise $750 for the program contribution, while those participating in both the Public Health and Water Brigades (1/7-1/19) will fundraise $1,400 for the program contribution.
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UC Berkeley Water Brigade May 2012 Honduras
May 13, 2012 - May 19, 2012

Water Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days in Honduras implementing a water system to prevent water related illnesses in a community with limited access to a sufficient quantity and quality of clean water. Volunteers receive a comprehensive introduction to the water issues by touring the current insufficient water system, and meeting and discussing the issues with community members and leaders. With a holistic understanding of the community’s challenges and the Water Brigades’ solution, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to construct the new water system. Volunteers may work on a piping system, water storage unit, small dam, water treatment unit or another infrastructural project. Additionally volunteers partner with the community’s Basic Sanitation Committee and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water and proper sanitation and hygiene practices, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier and more productive lives.
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March 2011 UC Berkeley Water Brigade
Mar 19, 2011 - Mar 26, 2011

Water Brigade volunteers work with professional engineers design full scale clean water systems to bring water directly into the homes of rural communities. Each water system is broken into week-long projects that volunteers implement alongside community members. After several brigades, a community is able to celebrate the creation of a complete water system, which helps to prevent communicable illnesses in communities.
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