No More Durty Water

Clean water is a basic human right

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Arsenic filter in Goria Nagar installed!

Arsenic filter in Goria Nagar, India

From the generous donations given at the Psychedelia for No More Durty Water event at The Blind Tiger Club in May 2013, the Calcutta Rescue team has now installed an arsenic filter in the village of Goria Nagar in the Malda district, India. The community can now enjoy clean drinking water as a result of music and art provided by Black Market Karma, Kassassin Street, Carmen Rosa, Oh Captain!, Cassettelord, Atomsphere, El Winlove, David Neal and Partial Facsimile. Thank you all!

We shall continue raising money and awareness through the means of music and art, starting with Southsea Old Guard First XI at the Little Johnny Russels in Southsea THIS SATURDAY 14th November. This event is to commemorate comrade DJ Monkey P, the initiator of No More Durty Water, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Come down and enjoy 11 wicked DJs spin records from 1 PM till late and donate money you can spare to help more people gain access to clean drinking water. After all it is a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT!

Southsea Old Guard First XI

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The Bucket Board

Here is a fantastic idea, put together for Earth Hour, skateboards made from waste out of a tip by the brilliant Mac Premo.

Do the Green Thing has teamed up with World Wildlife Fund-UK to curate the ‘Everyday Things’ collection: fifteen artists from around the world were asked to repurpose daily objects and show how creativity can lead the way in encouraging people to live a greener lifestyle. When artist Mac Premo was asked to contribute to the collection, he partnered with Sanford Shapes to create skateboard decks made entirely out of material lifted from a dumpster. Mac then made this film which shows the process and inspiration behind the Bucket Board.

Think the advert is rather cool too.

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Fundraising at the Southsea Castle

Durty Champagne

Durty Sound System selectors will be donating their fee from playing at Southsea

Castle this Friday night. As with every Durty Sound System event.

They are hoping people will feel the need to tip them for their sunshine vibe set

of Reggae & Soul in one of Southsea’s finest settings.

Friday April 17th
7pm – 11pm
Free Entry
Southsea Castle
Clarence Esplanade,
Southsea PO5 3PA

It’s Free Entry All Night

Reggae & Soul – Good For Your Soul
Come and enjoy the sunshine vibes!

Durty Castle

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Walk 4 Water on the Millennium Promenade


Wow! Another fundraiser for No More Durty Water by students of South Downs College.

Walk 4 Water Charity Event – A group of music students will perform Busk-Walk on Millennium Promenade on the new arranged date of Saturday 30th May. Midday to Afternoon.

The Millennium Walk

Three kilometres of promenade now links Portsmouth’s historic waterfront. The route starts from Spur Redoubt near Clarence Pier, Southsea and finishes on The Hard, taking in Old Portsmouth, the Camber and Gunwharf Quays.

The walkway has been built of the highest quality natural stone and opened up waterfront  land that had been closed to the public for centuries.

The route is indicated by a chain motif set into the surface, symbolising partnership between the communities of Portsmouth and Gosport and between past and present. Historically it also refers to the chain, which used to be tightened across the harbour entrance at times of potential attack.

Column-mounted lanterns light the promenade, designed to reflect the historic character of blue lights at night that are strung around the harbour.

Please come along and join in the fun, and help this group of music students save lives.

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  • Sunday 25th April
  • Millennium Promenade
  • Portsmouth

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UNICEF Tap Project


The UNICEF Tap Project is back! This year’s initiative asks Americans to unlock 14 million days of clean, safe water for children around the world by encouraging you to stop texting, calling, emailing, tweeting and posting — and challenge your friends to do the same. Millions of children around the globe do not have safe, clean water to drink, and the lack of this basic necessity isn’t just inconvenient — it’s lethal. Take the challenge on your cell phone at throughout the month of March. The longer you go without touching your smartphone, the more clean water will be unlocked for children in need.

The UNICEF Tap Project is a nationwide campaign that provides clean water and adequate sanitation to children around the world. Currently, UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities and to promote safe hygiene practices.

See what UNICEF has accomplished. Projects include urgent care in the Philippines where UNICEF so far has provided water kits, water treatment products, portable toilets, and hygiene kits to hundreds of thousands of people in need.

We at NMDW HQ think this is a great way to raise money and awareness. Plus you get to get a life not using your smartphone! Thank you Claire for making us aware of this.

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Happy World Water Day

World Water Day

A day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare. 

World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. 

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year. This issue is also the theme of the annual UN World Water Development Report which is launched on World Water Day. 

In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is ‘Water and Sustainable Development‘. It’s about how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want. 

Each year, UN-Water provides resources to inspire celebrations for World Water Day.  


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Big Spring Beach Clean on Southsea Beach.

Big Spring Beach Clean

Surfers Against Sewage are proudly launching their biggest Big Spring Beach Clean ever to protect the UK’s beaches, waves and wildlife from the rising tide of marine litter, in association with Vita Coco Coconut Water, World Animal Protection and Protec Direct.

They are calling for community volunteers to lead Big Spring Beach Cleans at their favourite beaches over the weekend of the 27th – 29th of March. Set to be the biggest ever, the Big Spring Beach Clean 2015 aims to cover at least 150 beaches and mobilise up to 5,000 beach clean volunteers to remove tonnes of beach litter from around the UK coastline.

People of Southsea get down the beach on Sunday March 29th. Lianne Hickman needs your helping hands on Sunday 29th March. Join SAS and your local community for a beach clean from 10-12pm as part of the biggest Big Spring Beach Clean ever.

Please go and support on the day, let’s spread the word and get as many people together for this as possible. More people, more hands, more fun!

Meet outside the Coffee Cup (under construction), opposite the colourful beach huts Eastney end at 10am.

Bin liners, gloves and smiles will be provided.


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