A couple from South Carolina is the first from America to
receive the prestigious global science award for their work in
getting clean water to many nations.
George and Molly Greene are founders of Water Missions
International, which provides water wells in Third World
countries where clean water is scarce. They are in Frankfurt,
Germany to receive the eighth Solar World Einstein Award.
Molly Greene tells
OneNewsNow what solar energy has to do with providing clean
"We're using very high-technology pumps, and the pumps are
powered by the solar panels," she explains. "We have to pump the
water from wherever we're getting it -- either a well, a bore hole,
a lake, a river -- and it gets pumped through the water treatment
Greene says the need for the Living Water Treatment System
"Well, we have done close to a thousand projects around the
world since Water Missions International began," she shares.
"There are about a billion people who lack access to safe water
around the world, and we've only connected with about two million
of them, so, we're scratching the surface."
Where the work has been done, the wells are already saving
lives, because the people had been using water from disease-laden
sources for centuries.