About Us

Governance and Boards

APLV has boards overseeing the operations of each of its national entities. The Nicaraguan Junta Directiva works directly with the team in Rio Blanco. The US Board of Directors and France Board of Directors work with the fundraising and support organizations in those countries and provide advice and support to the Nicaraguan operation. Read more about our team.


APLV completed its first water project in 1987 in Nicaragua and has been in operation ever since. The founding team, Gilles Corcos, Anne Corcos and Charlie Huizenga, joined by Amy Luers, worked closely with small, rural communities to provide technical and financial assistance to build gravity flow water systems. In the mid 1990's, APLV began a transition to a year-round operation with a full-time Nicaraguan staff and added sanitation, watershed conservation, community health education and technical training to its program. Today it has full status as a Nicaraguan NGO, has received national accreditation for its technical training school, and continues its sustainable development work to help communities build their own water systems, improve their health, and protect their precious watersheds.

Recent projects

Please visit our Projects page for a listing of our most recent projects.

Presentations, Photos, Newsletters

For our supporters and partners, we have presentations and other communications tools and a wide selection of photos illustrating our projects. And enjoy our recent (and old) newsletters.

Technical Information and Software

Design of a gravity-flow water system is not a trivial task, and appropriate technical tools and information are key to success. APLV has developed software and technical textbooks explaining the processes, which are freely available and have been used by NGOs all over the world. Read more about technical resources freely available for download.