lack access to safely managed water
...people die from waterborne disease each year, mostly children under five
...is required annually to solve this problem through existing organizations and water technology
As many as
PROJECTS FAIL due to lack of effective training, monitoring and standards
The global water crisis is both enormous and urgent. Many organizations worldwide are working hard to combat it, but it's too big to tackle alone. The problem persists, and people continue to die simply because not enough people are doing the right thing, the right way, together. The resources and technology exist to end the global water crisis, but to truly make an impact, we need to work together with a comprehensive strategy.
The Global Water Center's strategy is to catalyze Collective Impact. Together, we are stronger!
- CollaborateWe collaborate with other organizations to accelerate the work through collective impact
- StandardizeWe standardize construction, quality, and performance to maximize the sustainability of water projects across the globe
- TrainWe train individuals, communities, and governments to empower them with local, professional WASH (WAter, Sanitation, and Hygenie) expertise
- AnalyzeWe analyze monitoring data to provide organizations with the ability to act
This crisis demands a collaborative, global response that engages and enables safe water organizations around the world, scaling their impact and rapidly increasing the number of sustainable, safe water providers.
The Global Water Center is bringing other organizations together to do what no one organization can do on its own. The Global Water Center can be relied upon to incentivize, mobilize and aggregate the work of capable and effective water providers who consistently deliver safe and reliable water in communities facing extraordinary water poverty.
We do not have enough organizations working together today to solve the global water crisis. The Global Water Center brings together the WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) sector in a coordinated effort that achieves synergistic scale that is not possible under the current circumstances that find little collaboration. The Global Water Center is impacting the world by convening safe water organizations, corporate partners, governmental agencies, and millions of people to work together to end the global water crisis.
Water projects each year experience a high failure rate, wasting billions of dollars – primarily because they are not being implemented in accordance with construction and performance standards. Global Water Center works across our partners to design and implement projects that meet universally agreed upon standards and thereby optimize the probability of project sustainability.
There is no clear path for professionalization in the WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) sector, so many communities are aid dependent, lacking the skills and expertise needed to install, maintain and repair their own projects. This program gives collaborating communities and organizations the training, expertise, support and capacity to implement and maintain projects that comply with accepted standards, bringing an end to aid dependency.
Completed water projects are not being monitored to ensure that they are providing safe water on a reliable and sustainable basis. This program gives the collaborating organizations the performance data they need to ensure that the project's standards and objectives are met, so they can take corrective action or provide accurate information from their field projects.
Why collective impact?
Improving and sustaining the performance of a water system is transformative over time.
The money invested is exponentially more efficient and has a long-lasting impact.
Sustained transformation at scale demands collective action among many people, organizations and partners.
The resources and technology exist to end the global water crisis, but to truly make an impact, we need to work together with a comprehensive strategy. This crisis demands a collaborative, global response that engages and enables safe water organizations around the world.
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Water Quality Engineering
There is no clear path for professionalization in the WASH sector, so many communities are aid dependent, lacking the skills and expertise needed to install, maintain and repair their own projects.
The Global Water Center is inventing, delivering, and developing capacity for local communities to provide a needed pathway to create, develop and build safe and reliable water systems.
We believe poor and unreliable information and low levels of professionalism, particularly in the rural water sub-sector, account for many of the failure points along the safe water service delivery process.
- Evaluation and Strategic Design
- Operation and Maintenance
- Monitoring, Analysis, Resolution
Ways to Give
The Global Water Center has a big vision to turn the number of people lacking access to safe water from 2 billion to 0, but we can't do this alone.
Your donation will help fund our supporting training and equipping services that build consensus on standards and provide global monitoring for safe water projects around the world.
For mail-in donations please clearly mark them for the Global Water Center and mail to address below.