Keynote Speaker: Colorado's Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera
Colorado's Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera is the perfect keynote speaker for the 4th Annual Jeffco International Women's Day. This year we are focused on women's health, and Ms. Primavera has comprehensive knowledge and personal experience in this area.
Dianne is a leading patient advocate who has spent three decades fighting for every Coloradan’s access to quality, affordable health care.
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Why are the IX Power Foundation and IX Power Clean Water involved in International Women's Day?
Water and the treatment of Women (and other disadvantaged peoples) - they are at the intersection of the world's most pressing issues. The IX Power companies have dedicated their corporate missions to helping improve the future of both.
Here's one part of the situation to start putting the whole picture in perspective!
In 80% of households without close access to water, the responsibility falls on women and girls
to fetch and carry it. Around the world, females spend 200 million hours per day getting and water for their households. In poorer nations, they walk an average of nearly four miles per day
for it. The time and energy used to access clean water perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Hours
spent retrieving water means hours not working or studying. A study in Tanzania showed a
12% increase in attendance when water could be found within 15 minutes of more remote
A further concern is the danger involved. In areas like Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and the border between Afghanistan and Iran, water is not only a source of discord, it is dangerous for women to make the trek to water sources each day. In addition to potential conflict between factions, there are risks of physical or sexual assault. Fetching water may, in fact, be truly dangerous. There is also the physical toll of carrying water. Jerry cans are used, each of which holds an average of five gallons and weighs 40 pounds. Women most often carry those containers on their heads, leading to serious injury to neck and spine, made worse when carried by young girls.
There are organizations that are trying to help these women. Concern Worldwide is one. They have a program that builds wells and boreholes in remote areas. They also ship water to areas stricken by drought. There are also a number of organizations that focus on bringing water
closer to impoverished areas. Information about those can be found here: https://www.classy.org/blog/nonprofits-address-global-water-crisis/
Research by Ellie Cabell, February 2019
A not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, the IX Power Foundation was founded in 2012 to advance innovative technologies and organizations focused on improving the planet.
The Foundation's leading concern is clean water - assisting the promotion of technologies that can turn water contaminated by industry and resource extraction methods and turning it into clean "found" water that can be utilized by people, livestock and agriculture.
John Grizz Deal, CEO of the IX Power Clean Water, was recently interviewed on the "POWER HOUR" about the opportunities for produced water from oil & gas operations, and about the history and future of Small Modular (nuclear power) Reactors (SMRs).
Before taking the helm at IX Power Clean Water, Grizz was the CEO at Hyperion Power Generation, the first SMR company to present a new reactor design before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the 21st century.
To hear the broadcast, click HERE.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available this summer for small communities, ranches, and farms that have a problem with arsenic in their local drinking water via wells from contaminated groundwater.
The IX Power Foundation is offering assistance with the purchase of the IX Water Blü arsenic removal system. For more information, call 303-277-9520.
Check the map above to see if your area has a problem. Note that the states in the U.S. with substantial problems include: New Mexico, Texas, Wisconsin, parts of California, Alaska and more.
For information about these and additional subsidies that are available, Click Here.
The Foundation's work on water issues is augmented by a variety of interests and activities on a local, regional, and global scale.
All of our activities can be categorized into three main areas: