The Clean Water Project
Empowering Local Communities
For over a decade, we’ve been saving millions of liters of water each year through manufacturing with Water<Less® techniques. And our commitment to fighting the global water crisis doesn’t end there. Fortunately, our partnership with Waves for Water is just getting started.
Together, we’re combining our resources to back clean water projects around the world for the next three years. Starting in under-resourced communities, we’ll continue to combat the global water crisis in the places we can make the most impact.
Our Impact So Far
Countries: Liberia, Mexico, Haiti, India
Water Filters Distributed
Our partnership with Waves for Water is built and sustained on a network of local, clean water advocates. That’s why we invest in clean water education and empower local leaders to implement essential projects in their communities and create new advocates in surrounding communities.
Volunteering with Waves For Water takes passion, hard work, creativity and a sense of adventure — all traits Oaxacan surf guide Gil Cardenas Ortega embodies. In Bahías de Huatulco, he leads clean water projects and empowers neighboring communities to do the same.
Through Gil’s leadership, we’ve distributed 1000 water filters among five communities, bringing clean water to approximately 10,000 people.
Bringing Clean Water Solutions to Oaxaca
This winter, Dockers® ambassadors went to Southern Mexico as Waves for Water Couriers, making lasting connections and bringing clean water access to local communities.
“The courier program is really simple. It arms travelers with tools, in this case water filters, to help people along the way.” — Jon Rose & Fritz Pierre-Louis
Disaster Relief in Haiti
As communities in Southern Haiti begin to rebuild after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck on August 14, 2021, they’re left with limited access to clean water. In response, Dockers® and Waves for Water have secured access to potable water for over 2500 people through the distribution of 500 water filtration kits. Realizing the need extends beyond water, we also distributed 500 hygiene kits, 500 meal bundles, 30 tents, 30 tarps and three motorcycles across multiple communities in the Southern Peninsula.
After any catastrophe, there is another catastrophe that starts — and after an earthquake, most of the population are in need of everything. By having access to potable water, you can bathe, you can drink, you can cook. It’s essential. — Fritz Pierre-Louis, Waves for Water
Gaining Access To Clean Water In Mexico
The Raramuri community of Copper Canyon, Mexico is vibrant and resilient, but ongoing droughts have created water scarcity. That’s why we’re helping the communities of Copper Canyon gain access to clean water in our latest effort to fight the global water crisis. Together, Dockers® and Waves for Water have secured access to clean water for over 5000 people by distributing 500 water filtration systems and upgrading existing water infrastructure.
“The Water Situation Here Is Dire. The Drought Affects Everything, But The Raramuri Have Been Resourceful And Resilient. By Introducing New Solutions, We Have The Opportunity To Help Optimize The Raramuri’s Access To Clean Water.” - Jon Rose
Restoring Wells In Liberia
As a part of our ongoing commitment to help communities in need gain access to clean water, we sent Jon and his team to Monrovia, Liberia, to continue working with friend and fellow humanitarian Dr. Kimmie Weeks. Together, we fixed dozens of broken water wells, implemented filtration systems and trained local leaders to maintain them, securing long-term clean water access for over 100,000 people.
“Donating One Well Impacts Anywhere From 1,500, To 4,000 People And Prevents People From Dying. I Could Think About No Greater Calling.” — Dr. Kimmie Weeks
Dr. Kimmie Weeks is the founder of Youth Action International, a non-profit organization focusing on providing education, health care, and economic empowerment to thousands of people struggling to break out of poverty.