Our Mission

We will educate the leaders of today and tomorrow about drinking water quality issues to realize our goal of safe drinking water being available to every Canadian.


Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution, and Operation Water Biology kits enable students to conduct authentic water quality analyses on their own local drinking water and other water samples. Students then compare their results to Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. Additionally, students are supported and encouraged in taking action in order to share information with others and to alleviate drinking water quality issues.

Our Operation Water Flow, Operation Water Health, Operation Community Water Footprint and Operation Water Spirit programs are all available free of charge on this website.


Many Canadian schools are on the waiting list for sponsored kits. Please click on the map to discover if schools in your area, the school your children attend, or the school from which you graduated is waiting for a sponsored kit. Please donate a kit to a school today! As little as $85 can educate 30 students about drinking water quality issues and solutions in a hands-on manner.

Please remember the name of the school to which you would like to donate the kit, as you will need to type the school's name into a box. Also, please note that the shipping address you need to enter is your own mailing address so that we can send you an official donation receipt for income tax purposes.

Take a look at the map above and ORDER OR donate a kit: 

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Water Fact of the Week (Week of october 14, 2019)

15% of inland communities undertake only primary level wastewater treatment. Coastal communities face the greatest challenges, with the majority having only primary treatment, and some, no treatment at all. Learn more about wastewater treatment by reading the Wastewater Treatment fact sheet.

The operation water drop test results submission website

Do you have a code to enter your students' Operation Water Drop results? Have you used an Operation Water Drop kit in your classroom but forget your code? Do you want to see the results which have been entered?

Be one of the first people to enter their Operation Water Drop Test Results on the Submission Website and receive a Safe Drinking Water Foundation lanyard!

Safe Drinking Water Foundation Lanyard

Student Action on Saskatoon Water Attitudes Competition

During the 2016-2017 school year we will be holding a Student Action on Saskatoon Water Attitudes Competition. The competition is intended for K-12 schools in Saskatoon, but other schools can also participate in the webinars and complete projects. The winning school will receive a water bottle filling station. Saskatoon schools which register to compete will receive sponsored Operation Water Drop kits.

Indigenous water forum took place october 27-28 at dakota dunes casino

We were one of the sponsors of the Indigenous Water Forum which took place October 27-28, 2016 at Dakota Dunes Casino. The forum addressed Strategies for Community Drinking Water with two streams running at the same time:

Stream 1: Drinking water treatment processes and policies, promotion of safe drinking water                               
*CEUs were awarded*
Stream 2: Challenges, successes, priorities and directives for drinking water

For videos of presentations from the forum please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClK0kRKXc-xwEejbWBMM75A.

Passing Water Forward

the sdwf has developed problem-based learning sets for operation water drop, operation water pollution, and operation water biology

These sets are comprised of inquiry learning activities for the students. The teacher takes on the role of a facilitator of learning and lets the students teach themselves through research and critical thinking.

Thank you to our sponsors:

A big thank you to all of our anonymous and individual donors as well.

We are a 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit and we thank the 1% for the Planet companies that support us.

Learn more about effective water treatment solutions

Visit Safe Drinking Water Team's website

Visit Safe Drinking Water Team's website

Visit Sapphire Water's website

Visit Sapphire Water's website

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