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Inspiring individuals to recognize and solve our water issues through creative education, events and providing safe water access to people in need.

How we help


We inspire water stewardship through educational programming and projects, including documentary production.

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Activate yourself and our community by volunteering, fundraising, and participating in our events. Get Active!

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We work with local people in east Africa to build safe, sustainable water sources in rural school communities, refugee settlements and city slums.

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What Makes us Different?

We connect with and invest in people. Sustainable–clean- water for everyone can only be possible if we begin with a focus on the individual. At DLDT, we believe that we should take care of the water resources we have and share with those who don’t. We care about human connection and sustainability through all of our programming. We dig deep not only for water in Africa, but with people.


Students impacted by the Wavemaker Program


Pounds of trash picked up from Edgewater Park


Number of people with safe water now in Uganda


Total volunteer hours donated to Drink Local. Drink Tap.

Featured Project

Lwabyata Secondary School

These high school students are very lucky to have progressed past primary school testing to senior school. They spend close to $1000 each year to fill the rain tanks with water from a truck so girls can wash, cook and everyone can stay clean.

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