Press room quick links
Humanitarian Club to Host Co-Founder of Initiative: EAU
17 May 2019
Initiative: Eau CEO Donald Brooks spoke at Holliston High School about the organization’s work and the Water Crisis in Burkina Faso.
Eaux en sachets au Burkina : Si on devait faire respecter strictement la loi, on aura sur le marché que peut-être 4 à 5 unités de production d’eau », (Pr Elie Kabré, DG LNSP)
30 March 2019
Initiative: Eau partnered with Cenozo and la Cellule Norbet ZONGO pour le journalisme d’investigation en Afrique de l’Ouest to conduct an investigation on the water quality of water in sachets in the Burkinabè capital Ouagadougou.
Qualité de l’eau dans la ville de Fada N’Gourma: Une étude décèle des insuffisances
06 March 2019
National media coverage of the release event in Fada N’Gourma of Initiative: Eau’s Study IE17B1 Preliminary Report in Burkinabè newspaper Sidwaya. The article highlights the key points of the report and the implications for future remediation.
Initiative: Eau receives grant from the International Foundation
06 August 2018
Coverage of Initiative: Eau's grant from the International Foundation to support H2Odata.city.fada, a project to improve local water infrastructure monitoring and maintenance capacity through training in Fada N’gourma, Burkina Faso.
Initiative: Eau receives community development grant from U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou
18 July 2018
Coverage of Initiative: Eau's community development grant from U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou to support H2Odata.city.fada, a project to improve local water infrastructure monitoring and maintenance capacity through training in Fada N’gourma, Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso : 1ère édition de la Foire de l’Eau
04 April 2018
Partner EauVive International provides a résumé of the Congrès de l'Eau component of the Foire de l'Eau, during which CEO Donald Brooks gave a presentation.
Commemoration of the World Water Day : A Water Fair organized in Fada N'gourma
01 April 2018
Initiative: Eau and BARKA Foundation organized the first Foire de l'Eau, the official World Water Day event in Burkina Faso in 2018. The Office National de l'Eau et de l'Assainissement (ONEA) was a partner of the event and wrote the following article for the African Water Association monthly bulletin.
Foire de l’Eau à Fada : "Fondation BARKA" et "Initiative: Eau" conjuguent leurs efforts
28 March 2018
Initiative: Eau and BARKA Foundation organized the first Foire de l'Eau, the official World Water Day event in Burkina Faso in 2018. Sidwaya, the national daily newspaper of Burkina Faso, was on-site to memorialize the event in print.
30 NGOs providing sanitation in developing countries
16 March 2018
Initiative: Eau is included in a list of 30 NGOs working globally to address water, sanitation, and hygiene issues by Raptim. Raptim is a nonprofit humanitarian travel company, arranging NGO travel to remote, difficult, and conflict zones.
Former John Bapst student talks about realizing your dreams
06 April 2017
President and CEO Donald Brooks spoke at his alma mater, John Bapst Memorial High School, about Initiative: Eau and how the inspiration to start Initiative: Eau came from a presentation at the school.
Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 49 Groups for Consultative Status, Defers Action on 50 in Third Day of Session
01 February 2017
The United Nations Economic and Social Council Committee on NGOs voted unanimously in favor of granting Initiative: Eau Special Consultive Status with the Council.
ISNTD Water 2016
15 December 2016
President and CEO Donald Brooks gave a presentation and sat on a panel at the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) 2016 Water conference in London. Initiative: Eau was awarded the Technology Innovation award for its work with WASHMobile.
Donald Brooks (Initiative: Eau): Water quality surveillance in developing urban centres
01 November 2016
President and CEO Donald Brooks spoke at the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) 2016 Water conference about Initiative: Eau's urban water quality monitoring work in London.
New Partnership Established as a Result of WPDx
15 September 2016
Initiative: Eau is highlighted for a unique use of the WPDx platform: to find other water actors in Burkina Faso conducting water point mapping. Through the interface, Initiative: Eau entered into contact with Rasmata ONLUS, an Italian NGO working in the west of Burkina Faso.
Undergraduate Initiatives: I:EAU
12 August 2016
President and CEO Donald Brooks is featured in the Harvard University Molecular and Cellular Biology Department Circular for his work with Initiative: Eau and his plans to move to Burkina Faso.
Our Alumni Give Back
15 May 2014
President and CEO Donald Brooks is featured in the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory's quarterly publication "Connections" for his work with Initiative: Eau.
Bangor road race to benefit Burkina Faso
17 August 2011
Initiative: Eau held the first Peace, Water, and Wisdom Race in October 2011 to support the safe water project of the BARKA Foundation in the village of Tantiaka, Burkina Faso.