Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21

Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

March is Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Month in Rotary.   As one of our areas of focus, we as Rotarians make a significant difference in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene around the world through our Rotary Foundation (TRF) contributions.  In 2018, TRF awarded over $18 million to clean water initiatives.

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In District 7070 this year, we are proud to support Water, Sanitation & Hygiene related projects through numerous TRF District and Global grants including:

  • Rainwater collection and drip irrigation systems in Uganda (Newmarket, Ajax +5 other clubs)

  • Irrigation water for a town in Lebanon (Newmarket, Willowdale, Ajax, Richmond Hill)

  • Permanent water supply to villages in Laos (Whitby Sunrise, Bowmanville, Scarborough, Ajax, Port Hope, Richmond Hill, Uxbridge)

  • Bio-sand water filters for a community in the Dominican Republic (Whitby Sunrise, Bowmanville)

  • Toilet block for girls in rural India (Toronto, 12 D7070 clubs)

  • Water filters for families in Puerto Vallarta,

  • Wasambo water system in Malawi

  • Rotary Hands Across Water (RHAW) program which provides education on water and sanitation to students in Poland and Romania.


To learn more or have someone speak to your club about the Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group (WASHRAG) or our own District Action Groups related to Water, Sanitation & Hygiene please contact Committee Director Richard Mewhinney (


On April 24, 2021, I encourage you to participate to the Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup and join 15 other Districts, 800+ clubs and over 24,000 Rotarians in 2 Provinces and 8 States. Get your club to select a nearby waterway or park to clean up and help protect our Great Lakes, the largest source of freshwater on the planet. For more info, contact District Environmental Action Committee Chair, Nilam Bedi (


Yours In Rotary, 


Mark Chipman

District 7070 Governor, 2020-21


Yours In Rotary, 


Mark Chipman

District 7070 Governor, 2020-21