Pictured: Cher Cruz, Christine Sparks, Rochelle Darling, Sue Davis-Hornby,
Club 31 Rotarians Bill Korstad & Ved Nanda, and Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club President Alan Harvey
Rotarians Bill Korstad and Ved Nanda are involved with improving water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in India. Their recent water, sanitation and hygiene project (WASH) in India to bring toilets to a rural village where none existed, won our Denver Rotary Club the 2019 George K. Davis Water and Sanitation Award courtesy of the Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club and past Club 31 Rotarian Sue Davis-Hornby!
India, like much of the developing world, suffers a scarcity of facilities for disposal of human waste, a population unaware of safe hygiene practices or the need for them and a lack of clean water. Insufficient water is a global issue which will eventually manifest itself in inter-state conflict. An important aspect of these efforts is to create conditions that encourage local communities to properly maintain these facilities and develop similar solutions on their own.
The Davis award is presented to the Club who successfully completes what they judge as the best Rotary WASH project in the District 5450 that year.
Congratulations and THANK YOU to Bill, Ved and our World Community Service committee!