The WaTER Center
The University of Oklahoma WaTER Center aims to promote peace by advancing health, education and economic development through sustainable water and sanitation solutions for impoverished regions.
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe - Her Humanitarian Quest
Speaking for those who cannot
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, friend of the WaTER Center and one of Time Magazines most influential people of 2014, is travelling the globe to raise awareness and assistance for young women and children who have suffered unspeakable horrors and atrocities during the past war in Uganda. Her campaign is drawing the attention of the media, influential individuals and global community partnerships as they join together in increasing numbers to offer support. Please read on to learn more about this amazing woman.
2015 OU Water Prize winner chosen at WaTER Symposium
Peter Lochery was announced as the University of Oklahoma's 2015 WaTER Prize recipient at the WaTER Center Symposium Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
This prize recognizes and honors an individual who has made significant international contributions, either through research, teaching or service activities in the field of water supply and sanitation, with a focus on the world's poorest living in developing countries. Read more...
Did you know
- Approximately one SIXTH of the world's population lacks access to safe water
- 2.6 billion people lack access to improved sanitation
- On average a child dies every 15 seconds because of lack of safe water and adequate sanitation
- 88 percent of all diseases are caused by unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene
- The average American individual uses 100 to 176 gallons of water at home each day while the average African family uses about 5 gallons per day