Many of you may not know, but the very first person I called when struck with the crazy idea of starting Humankind Water, was my best friend, Ben Thankachan. I was sure he would talk me out of it. Instead, he, like so many we’ve talked to since that first conversation, loved the idea. Unlike me, Ben has a wealth of business experience and has brought that, as well as his encouragement and his dollars to support this most unorthodox mission. If I were to write a list of people CRAZY passionate about Humankind Water, his name would be at the top of the list. He has been a true best friend through the tough times, and a comrade in the trenches, when this thing feels like a fight – which it sometimes does. Enjoy Ben’s ideas in this blog as I enjoy them, every day. - T. J.