Welcome to O C N W T R a Network of Churches that exist along the coast where there is a (1) documented water problem, a (2) small community of 20,000 people or less, and (3) no church.
The earth is covered by 70% ocean water. One billion people in the world don't have access to clean water. It also turns out there are 1000's of small beach towns globally with less than 20,000 people that have no church.
O C N W T R builds our own water systems that turn ocean water into drinking using solar panels and shipping containers. We pay for these systems ourselves and deploy them globally. With each system we begin a church with a leader, a bible and alot of love for people. These churches are rooted in surfing, skateboarding, coffee, fishing, motorcycles, mma, relationships, and food.
We in the U.S. don’t need to think about it because safe water is at our fingertips, but there is a monumental, worldwide water crisis around us. Currently, the lack of clean water is a 1 Billion Person problem…soon to be a 2-3 Billion person problem by 2050.
Statistic from the CDC
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people don't have clean water
1 out of every 8 people in the world don't have access to clean drinking water.
Child deaths a day
2,200 children under the age of five are dying every day as a result of water-related diseases.
780 million people in the world don’t have easy access to clean drinking water …soon to be 2-3 Billion people by 2050.
OCEAN BASED CLEAN WATER PLATFORM
We will install a Decentralized Desalination Distributor (Desal) that turns 10,000 gallons of ocean water per day into clean drinking water using solar panels that harnesses the sun’s energy. These 10,000 gallons a day will provide clean water for the entire communtiy and surrounding area of 2000 people. There’s an endless supply of ocean water and an endless supply of energy from the sun, and we want to use both to provide clean water. For everyone. For free.
This will meet all three of our needed technological breakthroughs: it will source water from the ocean, convert it to clean, drinkable water, in an area that’s easily accessible.
Not only does is create a solution, but it’s a cheap, user-friendly interface that uses completely renewable energy from the sun.
We believe that everyone has the right to clean drinking water. This is a groundbreaking concept and we will be one of the first to install it in an impoverished area. Our one condition is that the water remains free for everyone. That means no one can use the system for any kind of monetary gain.
Palmercito, El Salvador
We’ve spent the last 5 years going to Palmercito, El Salvador. We have sent over 120 people there during that time to distribute water filters, catch some waves, love on the kids, building relationships, and most importantly eat papusas!