David Putt

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.

Haiti Report: BC Water Specialist Describes a Country's Life and Death Struggle

"There’s very little significant aid in people’s hands," a BC water specialist on the ground in Haiti says. "And in Champs de Mars, I haven’t been there for two days, but we got this call again today

Haiti Report: BC Water Specialist Struggles to Deliver Basics in a Broken Country

Imagine that Ottawa were a city double in size and had been hit by an earthquake killing 200,000, injuring 250,000, leaving a million homeless, in  hot July. Imagine there is a tent city of 5 to...

Haiti Report: "No Water, No Food. People in Canada Would Have Rioted By Now..."

Haiti---The situation here continues to deteriorate with many people now out of water, and food. We just had another call from the Ethnology Institute at Champs de Mars in the Centre of the city...

Haiti Report: BC Water Specialist Gives Firsthand Account of a Ruined Central Infrastructure

David Putt is a water specialist from Nelson, BC.  He was working in Haiti when the earthquake struck.  His daughter, Freya, takes notes on her conversations with him as he discusses the...