Nephros Partners with Philippe Cousteau, Jr’s EarthEcho International to Engage Youth in Protecting Critical Water Resources

Local Launch Event included 300 Westwood Middle School Students

Washington, DC (April 28, 2022) - EarthEcho International, a nonprofit dedicated to building a global youth movement to protect and restore our ocean planet, today announced a new EarthEcho Water Challenge partnership with Nephros, Inc.(Nasdaq: NEPH), a leading water technology company providing innovative filtration and pathogen detection solutions. EarthEcho staff will support Nephros employee volunteer activities hosting community water monitoring, education and restoration events. The partnership is an initiative of Nephros Wellspring, the corporate social responsibility program of Nephros, Inc., which supports the company mission while leveraging employee engagement and company funding to carry out community service and environmental improvement.

The partnership launched on April 27th with 300 middle school students at Westwood Regional Middle School in Westwood, New Jersey. The event provided a unique opportunity for young people to connect with their local water resources and Nephros volunteers. Participants engaged in hands-on learning activities focused on testing the health of Musquapsink Brook and the implementation of the EarthEcho Water Challenge. Participating classroom scientists have the opportunity to share their water quality data in EarthEcho’s global database and take further action to protect their local water resources and join EarthEcho’s global network of youth leaders.

“EarthEcho shares Nephros’ commitment to creating a clean water future for all starting at the community level. With the collaboration of innovative companies like Nephros, the EarthEcho Water Challenge is reaching both youth who are passionate about making a positive impact and those who are just realizing their potential to restore our planet,” said EarthEcho International Founder Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“We launched Nephros Wellspring as an initiative to rally around employee engagement, youth development, sustainability efforts, and diversity, equity and inclusion. We are so fortunate to partner with EarthEcho to bring water quality awareness activities to 300 local middle school students in support of our mission to improve the human relationship with water,” said Kate Astor, Manager of Marketing Operations and Nephros Wellspring Lead at Nephros, Inc.

The EarthEcho Water Challenge runs annually from March 22 through December 31 and is comprised of three easy steps:

  • Test – It all begins by understanding the state of water quality in your community. Get started at;
  • Share –Enter your data online through the EarthEcho Water Challenge database and share your stories and photos on our website at or through social media using #MonitorWater;and
  • Protect – Armed with knowledge about local water resources, use the information and tools available at to take action to restore and protect local water resources everyday.

For more information, visit Join the conversation using hashtag #MonitorWater.


About Nephros and Nephros Well Spring 

Nephros is committed to improving the human relationship with water through leading, accessible technology. We provide innovative filtration and pathogen detection as part of an integrated approach to water safety that combines science, solutions, and support services. Nephros Wellspring, our corporate social responsibility program, supports our mission while leveraging employee engagement and company funding to carry out community service and environmental improvement. Our program is focused on education, accessibility and awareness regarding clean drinking water, while also carrying out local work which furthers sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and youth development. For more information, please visit

About EarthEcho International

EarthEcho International is a nonprofit dedicated to building a global youth movement to protect and restore our ocean planet, a critical part of creating a sustainable and equitable future for all. Established by explorer and advocate Philippe Cousteau, Jr, in honor of his father, Philippe Cousteau Sr., and grandfather, legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. EarthEcho leverages adventure, storytelling and STEM education to empower and inspire young people worldwide. EarthEcho reaches more than 2 million people in 146 countries, providing original content, immersive experiences and trusted resources free of charge for youth and the teachers and community leaders who work with them. Our signature programs equip individuals and groups to identify local needs, develop plans and take action starting in their own communities.  

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