Darrel Larson has been the International Director of Sawyer Products since 2015. In 2008 he founded, and still directs, Give Clean Water, a non-profit dedicated giving clean drinking water around the world. As part of Give Clean Water, Darrel was an AIDF Global Innovator of the Year Finalist in 2018.
Throughout the process of his work, Darrel realized a disturbing trend about the current state of relief and development around the world. Currently, most relief efforts deliver water through single-use plastic bottles and bladders. These bottles and bladders pile up as litter throughout villages around the world. Today Sawyer continues to challenge the relief and development world to replace single-use plastic with reusable portable water filters.