Austin Nonprofit Revolutionizes Clean Water Initiatives with New Mobile Technology
November 22, 2016
Well Aware Founder and CEO Sarah Evans named Toyota Mother of Invention; to be featured at the New York Times Fifth Annual Women in the World Summit
AUSTIN, TEXAS, November 22, 2016 - Austin-based non-profit Well Aware is launching a pilot program providing digital mobile technology to water well kiosks, enabling greater community water access, a forecasted 30 percent water conservation, markedly better community fund management, and access to detailed back-end data on water well usage, functionality, maintenance needs and savings. The new technology combined mobile-to-mobile banking, cellular service and kiosk operation will be done in partnership with east Africa-based Davis and Shirtliff, an long-standing supplies partner of Well Aware.
Since Well Aware began implementing projects in 2010, they have brought clean water to more than 140,000 people and are on track to nearly double that number in 2017 with the help of this new technology.
Sarah Evans, Founder and CEO of Well Aware, will be recognized by Toyota as the next Mother of Invention in New York City in April 2017 for her dedication to Well Aware, and their use of technology and innovation, including solar power to bring clean, sustainable water to communities in Africa. She was honored at the prequel event, Women in the World Texas, in November, where she accepted a $50,000 grant from Toyota for Well Aware’s water wells.
Evans, accompanied by celebrity guests and Toyota representatives, will take center stage at Lincoln Center to share her story during an inspirational segment in New York. The event is hosted by The New York Times.
“I am humbled by this incredible honor,” said Evans. “I look forward to meeting other inspiring woman at the event and speaking on behalf of Well Aware.”