Q. Where did your company start?

A. We started as a team of students in a design and engineering class at the University of Southern California. Called the Viterbi Refugee Exchange Initiative, the mission of the class is to design and develop life saving or life-improving products for refugees. To learn more, visit www.uscvrei.com.

Q. Why a water backpack?

A. We chose this problem knowing that  fact that our solution could impact refugee camps across the world. When we first started researching the journeys and hardships of refugees, we noticed a trend that had to do with water: water scarcity, water contamination, lack of water storage options, long journeys to collect water. We knew that while we could never create something that solved every need, we felt that there had to be some sort of solution, an improved jerrycan that could relieve the hardship of transporting, storing and disinfecting water.

Q. is waterway an 501(c)3 nonprofit?

A. We are in the process of registering as an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


Q. Is my donation tax-deductible?

A. Once we are approved as a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, all donations given to Waterway will be tax-deductible.


Q. How can i become involved with Waterway?

A. Contact us!