What we do

CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.

 

 

Clean Water Systems--Household Filtration Systems

  • Finding solutions for providing clean drinking water to remote places on earth is not a simple or easy process, nor is there only one answer. In 2008, CONAPAC started its clean water program by building centralized community water treatment plants. Although there are many rural river communities that have benefited, not all are good candidates for this large and relatively expensive option.
  • In 2013, CONAPAC facilitated a pilot project using Sawyer PointONEâ„¢ water filtration systems, placing them in individual homes in three rainforest communities. This trial was very successful. In 2014, we initiated the Sawyer Classroom Project, setting up Sawyer filter systems in 179 classrooms in schools along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. As new schools come on line we provide each classroom with these filter systems.
  • The Sawyer Family Program for individual home use was initiated in 2015. Since the filter can be used over and over, a limitless supply of potable water can be produced each day for each family's individual needs.