Founded by former professional surfer Jon Rose in 2009, Waves for Water started out with a program called ‘Clean Water Couriers’ that, with partner Hurley International encouraged travellers to carry water filters with them when they surfed, cycled or just travelled in a third world country. That program has reached nearly eight million people in more than 27 countries, including Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Haiti, Brazil, Liberia, Mexico, India, and Colombia. One in six people in the world do not have clean water – a shocking statistic. The goal is to take portable water filters into countries that need them, with options ranging from ceramic filters that can be transported by one person ($25 each), to larger filters that can provide clean water to an entire village ($50 each). Organise a fundraiser for one of the projects on the website, get your child’s school involved, become a Clean Water Courier on an upcoming trip, or just donate through the website.