We have a big vision, to turn the number of people lacking access to safe water from 2 billion to zero, but we cannot do this alone.
The Global Water Center’s mission is to catalyze and sustain a collaborative initiative to eradicate water poverty. We are committed to unifying and equipping local partners to transform their communities through four essential initiatives: applying internationally recognized standards, offering learning and technical services, supporting sustainable operations, and rapidly onboarding new water providers (learn more about our initiatives).
How We Define 2 Billion
Today, over 2 billion people do not have safely managed drinking water, and 4.4 billion lack access to adequate sanitation.
How We Define Safe Water
The Global Water Center® defines safe water as water that has been tested and treated. The global water crisis claims over 800,000 lives a year – 2,300 lives every day. We are on a mission to change that.
The heart of our leadership is to maintain a spirit of openness and collaboration. Meet our leadership team and board members committed to ending the global water crisis.
Through supporting training and equipping services, our initiatives build consensus on standards and provide global monitoring for safe water projects around the world.