The Clean Water Corps
The Clean Water Corps is a platform for veterans to engage in a new mission, one that has the power to improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.
The Clean Water Corps will serve as a specialized clean water task force, sharply focused on combating the water crisis around the world.
One of the greatest global threats is water-borne disease. To combat this pandemic, we challenged ourselves to look deeper into the design and implementation of strategic humanitarian initiatives, in special-ops style, using seasoned veterans.
Our conclusion to this is the Clean Water Corps.
The Clean Water Corps (CWC) is a hybrid creation of the existing global humanitarian assistance model - one with a quicker, more direct approach to understanding a crisis, coupled with a clear - cut action plan for responding to it. The CWC combines our ' no-nonsense ' guerrilla humanitarianism mindset with the time-tested structural qualities of our military (organization, discipline, strategy, planning, tactics, etc) and apply them toward solving a major global issue.
In the six years since Haiti, we’ve partnered with the US Military in over 10 programs, across eight countries, ranging from active war-zone CERP (Commander’s Emergency Relief Program) initiatives in the Kunar Valley of Afghanistan, to U.S. Southern Command HAP (Humanitarian Assistance Program) projects run in conjunction with US Embassies across Central and South America. Building on the success we’ve had through these various initiatives, we think the next logical step is to expand the reach and impact of the program. What began as a conversation, then tested through extensive field operations, has now developed into the newest division of Waves For Water: The Clean Water Corps.
Headed by a former US Army Captain, Robert McQueen, the program will serve as a specialized clean water task force, sharply focused on combating the water crisis around the world. It will also be entirely run and operated by military vets, making it a multi-dimensional humanitarian initiative. The idea is to take all the training and skill sets these men and women have acquired through their many years of service and redirect it toward a new purpose.
This task force will be the elite unit of Waves For Water. Highly trained and specialized in what we do, the Clean Water Corps will be ready to answer the call at a moment’s notice.
The fine men and women, who have given so much to our country, will now have a platform to get back out there and engage in a new mission — one that has the power to improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world and bring renewed meaning to theirs.