100 Water Heroes: Patrick and Elizabeth Shores

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Co-Founders of Untapped Shores International

Today’s #100WaterHeroes are couple Patrick and Elizabeth Shores, Co-Founders of non-profit organisation Untapped Shores International. They decided to launch this initiative after becoming aware of the global water crisis and its heavy impact on women and children in the developing world. Using innovative technological solutions, Untapped Shores brings inexpensive, clean water to people in developing countries.

Untapped Shores strives to solve the global water crisis, and empower women and children in the developing world by introducing hydroponic farming and water sanitation technologies into their lives. One of the organisation’s core pieces of technology, Pure Shores CPS, is a small hand-held device that “is deployed as a ‘water business in a box’ with third-world entrepreneurs and can create clean water for up to 2,000 people per day.” Reflecting on this innovation, Patrick stated:

“We don't just give them the solution and walk away, we teach them how to use this to create a water business, so that we're maximising our donors' dollars because we can honestly say that when we start a project, we solve that water crisis forever. We teach them how to make money to keep that project going."

Patrick and Elizabeth are today’s #100WaterHeroes for their commitment to positively disrupting the global water crisis through the empowerment of women and children in the developing world.

Patrick Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/patrick-shores-b805ba3

Patrick Instagram: @im.patrickshores

Elizabeth Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/elizabethshores

Elizabeth Twitter: @Eliz_Shores