David Putt is a retired geoscientist who has been volunteering for the organization Pure Water for the World in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, since mid-December 2009. Raised in Manitoba, Putt has lived in the West Kootenays of British Columbia for the last four decades, and now divides his time between Nelson, Vancouver, and volunteer projects outside of Canada. Putt volunteered multiple times for Pure Water on a water filter installation and manufacturing project in Honduras. This is the first time he has joined their project in Haiti, which aims to bring hygiene education and clean water to schools, clinics and orphanages through installation of bio-sand filters and education. His friends and fellow Nelson residents Marie-Paule Brisson and Sebastien de Marre are also volunteering on the project.