Design, Dine, make a Difference 2024: Build Your Dreams!

Each year the region’s A+D community comes together to celebrate sustainable designs in support of Surge’s mission. This year, we encourage you to embrace the magic of your childhood dreams and watch as they unfold into the extraordinary reality you’ve always imagined. Remember those moments of wonder, where anything felt possible? Now is the time to reignite that spark, to tap into the endless realms of your imagination and Build Your Dreams!

Surge for Water invests in communities through safe water and sanitation solutions to help end the cycle of poverty. Surge Middle East increases awareness of the global water crisis, contributing to a culture that cares, feels responsible and practices sustainable daily habits to preserve local water resources.

What’s New

Latest News on Surge for Water:

Surge 2023 Winners Announced

Surge is back, and this time with a Retro theme. From designs inspired by the 1920s, 1950s, 1970s and 1990s to designers adorning vintage ensembles, this year's Gala was indeed a night to remember - especially for the winners. Have a look...

Meet ‘Design, Dine, make a Difference’ Headline Sponsor: Acoulite

Acoulite is the Middle East’s leading Lighting and Acoustic supplier and a longtime supporter of Surge. As a Headline sponsor they are once again helping us make the world brighter!

Meet ‘Design, Dine, make a Difference’ Headline Sponsor: Light Link

Surge is thrilled to welcome Light Link as a Headline Sponsor this year.

Meet ‘Design, Dine, make a Difference’ Headline Sponsor: Sedus

Surge is thrilled to have the support of Sedus as a Headline Sponsor to help create a happier and healthier world!

Meet Surge’s DDD 2023 Global Advocate Sponsors

Surge is excited to announce that they have secured 8 Global Advocate sponsors: Al Tayer Stocks, Consort, Cundall, Haworth, Flos, Milliken, OFIS, and Seekers.

Meet Surge’s DDD 2023 Community Developer Sponsors

Surge believes that each of us have a collective, community responsibility to help develop a better world. By working together our contributions are amplified creating a “ripple effect”– whose waves of impact can be felt in far reaching parts of the globe..


Surge for Water


International Humanitarian City, Office 208,
United Arab Emirates

Surge for Water invests in safe water, sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health solutions to help end the cycle of poverty.

Founded in 2008, Surge has impacted over 1,000,000 people in 11 countries. Our work includes: construction of wells, springs, rainwater harvesting systems; installation of household and community water filters; construction of toilets; and the implementation of customized hygiene and menstrual health education programs. Surge is actively delivering its sustainable, holistic, community led programs in Haiti, the Philippines and Uganda. Through our work, entire communities have seen improvements in infrastructure, health, dignity, education, income, and many other advances in the overall well-being for generations to come.

Surge is headquartered in Chicago, USA with a branch office in Dubai.


Contact Details:
International Humanitarian City,
Office 208,Dubai, UAE

Team members:


Shilpa Alva

Founder & Executive Director at Surge. 

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Executive Director

Marita Peters

Middle East Executive Director at Surge.

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Design Director

Mriganka Travasso

Creative Director at The Total Office Partner at styleGREEN Founder at Plumsheep and Design Director at Surge.

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