Project Description

1997

Mid-way through a successful career in Calgary’s oil patch, Camille Dow Baker decided to take on a new challenge: clean drinking water for the developing world.
Camille took her knowledge as a petroleum engineer, combined it with what she learned while completing her master’s degree in Environmental Science at the University of Calgary, and co-founded the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) in 2001.
Since then, more than 15 million people around the world have benefited from clean water thanks to CAWST programs.