Some highlights within this newsletter include connections made at World Water Week, Solar-Powered Water Systems Training continues in India, developing initiatives in Zanzibar and Uganda, and GWC is hiring. 

Our team at the Global Water Center collaborates to develop, share, replicate, and scale solutions for sustainable safe water access. Below are some highlights and ways you too can partner with us.  

Connections in Stockholm

Earlier this month at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) World Water Week, Pamela Crane-Hoover, Director of Technical Services, and Benjamin Filskov, Senior Director 

of Collective Action, built a network of strong, global relationships based on our shared commitment to tackling water challenges.

This week-long conference allowed enriching exchanges, fostering collaborative partnerships between water experts, policymakers, governments, private companies, NGOs, investors, and scientists from around the world, making the event a true melting pot of ideas for sustainable water provision and management.

Now, let’s jointly put these meaningful words into Collective Action.

Solar-Powered Water Systems Training Continues in India

Our partnership with the Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department (RDWSD) of the Government of Karnataka, India is making good progress. On August 14th, we completed the Solar-Powered Water Systems (SPWS) Overview course with twenty-four graduates  According to the post-course survey, all the participants would highly recommend the course to others and found it useful for their work.


On August 28th, we started the SPWS design course with the graduates from the previous course. (Pictured: Lisa Mitchell, Director of Learning Services, and partners from Safe Water Network and Water Mission, leading the course kick-off webinar.)  When they finish this training, graduates will participate in an in-person SPWS course to get hands-on experience with the technology, and then prepare to deliver the SPWS online courses to over 200 staff and consultants from their department. Together with Water Mission and Safe Water Network, we will continue to support the participants as they deliver the training to others. 

Our partners at Grundfos India are also making excellent strides in setting up an SPWS demonstration site at a training center in Bengaluru. Thanks to their generous support, current and future participants attending the solar-powered water systems course will have the opportunity to have first-hand experience with a solar-powered water system.

Developing Initiatives in Zanzibar and Uganda

GWC is in the process of drafting Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Governments of Zanzibar and Uganda.  These are aimed at enhancing the capacity of their respective Ministry of Water engineers and contributing towards the development of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for water technicians in both countries.

In Zanzibar, we are working in collaboration with Pamoja Zanzibar and Karume Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). We will keep you posted as these initiatives develop.

Benjamin Filskov, Senior Director of Collective Action,
and Reha Bali from partner, PAMOJA, at the
Zanzibar Water Conference earlier this month.

We are hiring!

Would you or someone you know like to make a difference in ending water poverty around the world?  We are hiring and want to hear from you.

The Global Water Center’s work environment is fast-paced, dynamic, and flexible. Candidates should be comfortable working in a start-up environment, balancing the need for flexibility, structure, and procedure.

Open positions:
Director of Global Engagement
Systems Administrator
Carbon Credit Program Director

Details on the positions and instructions on how to apply can be found by clicking here or at

The Global Water Center is a global leader in accelerating the end of water poverty through cross-sector collective action.  We are committed to ensuring longevity in water systems for the sake of the people and communities they serve and to secure safe water for all who lack it. 

Safe water saves lives.

Thank you again for your ongoing support and partnership!