Media Advisory - Calgary Non-Profit impacts 1,125,000 people with improved water

    Event to feature Director of the National Institute of Health Sciences,
    Sri Lanka

    CALGARY, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - The non-profit Centre for Affordable Water and
Sanitation Technology (CAWST) is making waves in developing countries, and
will celebrate the impact of its efforts at their annual general meeting and
celebration tomorrow night.

                 (xx)Note: Advance Interviews Available(xx)
          (xx)Available via webcast for out-of-town journalists(xx)

    "In developing countries bad water is making billions of poor people sick
and unable to break the cycle of poverty," says Camille Dow Baker, President &
CEO. "CAWST is doing its part as the catalyst behind a multiplicity of
independent water and sanitation projects in the developing world."

    To date, CAWST has:
    -   Provided education, training and technical consulting in water and
        sanitation to a network that has grown to 371 organizations in 49
    -   Acted as the catalyst for 172 organizations currently implementing
        independent projects with their local network of 1,102 community-
        based organizations
    -   Facilitated this network, which has impacted 1,125,000 people with
        improved water

    The meeting will feature Dr. (Ms.) U.K.D. Piyaseeli, the Director of the
National Institute of Health Sciences in Sri Lanka. She will travel great
distances to talk about the institute's work with CAWST to train public health
inspectors in Sri Lanka. In the coming years, CAWST will be training over
2,000 public health inspectors across Sri Lanka through Dr. Piyaseeli's

    Tuesday, September 18

    5:00pm       Registration
    5:45pm       Presentations
    7:00-8:30pm  Reception, food by Calgary's Indonesian community

    Sunlife Conference Centre, Mezzanine Level, 140 - 4th Avenue SW


For further information:

For further information: or to book an advance interview, Alison
Pidskalny,, phone: (403) 243-3285 ext 223, cell: (403)

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