Grundfos walks to end the global water crisis
September 13, 2019 By Ground Water Canada
Toronto – Grundfos employees and members of the community joined together at Erindale Park in Mississauga, Ont., on Sept. 7 to participate in Walk for Water Canada, a fundraising event for Water Mission, a non-profit engineering organization that provides safe water and sanitation solutions to victims of the global water crisis.
“Walking for water is something people in many parts of the world must do in order to live, which we take for granted,” said Simon Feddema, president of Grundfos Canada. “Walk for Water is an awesome event that allows us to make a difference in people’s lives by partnering with Water Mission. It is inspiring to work for a company like Grundfos that strives to truly improve the quality of life for people in all regions of the world.”
With buckets in hand, Walk for Water Canada participants raised $25,000 for Water Mission and walked six kilometres in honour of the millions of women and children in developing countries who make the trek every day to find and collect water, Grundfos said in a news release. Each participant walked three kilometres with an empty bucket, then filled their bucket with water from the Credit River. After walking an additional three kilometres, each participant emptied their water-filled bucket in a pool.
To demonstrate how Water Mission brings sustainable, clean water to 55 developing countries and disaster areas, water from the pool was fed through a Grundfos SQ pump to Water Mission’s Living Water Treatment System where the water was filtered.
“Our longest-standing regional walk partner, Grundfos, has been hosting these events for its employees since 2012,” said Michael Sosnowski, director of stewardship at Water Mission. “They started their walks in the midwestern United States and have branched out to the South and to Canada. This year, Denmark was added to the roster. Grundfos hopes to engage communities in Hungary, Serbia, Ghana and the Netherlands.”
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