WATER MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL
PO Box 31258, Charleston, SC 29417 http://www.watermissions.org

Total Revenue
$9,136,771
Total Expenses
$9,777,071
Net Assets
$6,951,848

Organizations Filed Purposes: To be a best in class Christian engineering ministry that transforms lives through sustainable safe water solutions.

Disaster Response: WMI was born out of the need for safe water as a result of the devastation in Honduras caused by Hurricane Mitch. The Living Water[TM] Treatment System (LWTS[TM]), first designed by WMI's co-founder, Dr. George Greene III, P.E. and constructed by a team of volunteers in 1998, is a miniature water treatment plant that utilizes rapid sand filtration and chemical disinfection for the production of safe drinking water. The LWTS[TM] has been refined over the years and has played a key role in providing relief following some of the world's most devastating disasters. (Continued under "Disaster Response" in Schedule O).Disaster Response, continued:In the last 13 years, WMI has provided approximately 1 million people with access to safe water following a disaster or emergency situation. During WMI's 2014 fiscal year (Oct. 2013 - Sept. 2014) the organization provided relief through safe water to people suffering as a result of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Hurricane Tomas in St. Lucia, internally displaced people in South Sudan, people at risk of contracting cholera during an outbreak in Uganda, and those suffering as a result of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.Although the Ebola epidemic in Liberia differed from other disasters to which WMI has responded in the past, the critical need for safe water was just as great. As the number of hospitals and Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in Liberia rapidly expanded to meet the escalating needs for the treatment of Ebola patients, there was a pervasive need for clean, safe, chlorinated water. WMI responded to the need in Liberia, which is the 50th country in which WMI has worked outside of the United States. WMI sent staff as well as water treatment equipment capable of providing safe water for up to 100,000 people. The first LWTS[TM] was installed in Dolo-Town, a community hard-hit by Ebola. WMI also worked to provide safe chlorinated water to a number of ETUs and hospitals in Liberia. It is WMI's goal to transition all disaster initiatives to sustainable safe water projects. This transition is currently occurring in communities across the Philippines. WMI launched an expansive emergency response following Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 and since then has provided safe drinking water to approximately 130,000 people on a daily basis. WMI is currently working with people in these communities to help them learn how to sustainably and independently manage and maintain the safe water systems to ensure they will have access to safe water for generations to come.

Engineering Innovation:WMI currently has 13 licensed professional engineers working at international headquarters and abroad that assist 134 permanent in-country staff with assessing needs, designing solutions and managing project implementations. WMI continues to utilize the latest technology and engage experts in the field to push the boundaries on expanding the organization's engineering capabilities. One example is WMI's implementation of a customized, solar-powered pumping solution in one of the most remote areas of the world - Mount Paka, Kenya, a project that took two-and-a half years to design and implement. (Continued under "Engineering Innovation" in Schedule O).Engineering Innovation, continued:WMI engaged a volunteer, Dr. John Lane, Chief of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Office of Groundwater, Branch of Geophysics, to identify the best location for drilling a new borehole, after the initial attempt failed. Dr. Lane's recommended location for a second drilling attempt resulted in finding water at a depth of 650 feet below the earth's surface. An additional challenge, geothermal activity in the area, resulted in elevated water temperatures (100 degrees Fahrenheit). Because of the depth and high temperature of the water, the typical pumping systems utilized by our engineers would not work. WMI turned to Grundfos, a strategic partner, for a solution. As a leader in pumping technology, Grundfos developed a custom pumping system that could run off of solar power and handle the increased water temperature. The project utilized the most solar panels ever installed on a single WMI project, a custom-designed pump, and world-class technical knowledge - all for one of the most remote regions in Kenya.Another example of utilizing the latest technology in the field is WMI's use of remote monitoring as an innovative method for ensuring that systems implemented are continuing to supply safe water. Using mobile phones and satellite technology, WMI is able to monitor water consumption and other key performance indicators at projects in the most remote areas of the world from international headquarters. Additionally, in order to facilitate the flow of information and overcome the bottleneck associated with low-bandwidth connections, common in developing countries, WMI staff use iPads to document progress in communities, record data, and file electronic paperwork all in one place. Upon entering a Wi-Fi network, the files are automatically uploaded to WMI's reporting database. This efficiency minimizes time spent collecting and submitting information to WMI's international headquarters. From the data collected through remote monitoring and uploaded documents, project engineers can tell how many people are using water from the system, as well as whether or not the water meets the standards necessary to be classified as safe for human consumption. This allows for necessary adjustments and continuous improvements to be made.


Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

Name Title Hours Per Week Total Salary
George C Greene IV President & COO 10.00 $125,248
Cynthia Pennington Controller - part year 50.00 $99,475
Bruce Okkema Director 3.50 $0
Larry Mulder Director 3.50 $0
Robert L Medlin Director 3.50 $0
Bradford S Marshall Director 3.50 $0
James J Loscheider Director 3.50 $0
Robert W Greene Director 3.50 $0
Daniel R Grover Director 3.50 $0
Andrew W Fairey Director 3.50 $0
Steve Cox Director 3.50 $0
Carl W Ehmann Treasurer 3.50 $0
W Russell Smith Secretary 3.50 $0
Molly F Greene Board Chair & Founder 40.00 $0
George C Greene III CEO & Founder 10.00 $0

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