Internationally accepted standards optimize the design and operation of water systems for long-term sustainability. Standards also provide the necessary framework for collaboration and the replication of water systems into areas where they do not exist. Standards form the basis of all Global Water Center’s partnerships and projects.
Learning and Professional Services
Through the learning and technical services of the Global Water Center, water providers gain knowledge of and the skills needed to adopt standards. This allows them to grow their internal capacity and positions them to replicate their impact and best practices to others. The Global Water Center currently offers learning and professional services at the regional, national and international scale.
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Response
Through its monitoring and asset management tools, the Global Water Center offers the automated ability to monitor standards-based results at a global scale, support predictive maintenance, and reduce downtime of water systems. This will drive sustainable and reliable water service and allow providers a means of sharing this good news with funders.
These initiatives uniquely position the Global Water Center to accelerate, globally, the impact of existing organizations and to catalyze the emergence of next-generation water providers.
Our Current Projects
Safe Water Enterprise Training in Ghana
There is great potential for locally owned water enterprises to provide safe drinking water to millions of Ghanaians and stimulate economic growth on a local level. The Global Water Center (GWC) is collaborating with the government of Ghana and industry leaders to develop a nationally-certified safe water enterprise curriculum. This four-part certified training program will be delivered through 186 vocational training centers to thousands of aspiring technicians and water entrepreneurs. As individuals attain the GWC’s governmentally recognized certification, they are equipped with practical knowledge and skills that are standards-based to deliver safe, reliable and affordable drinking water services.
Water Quality Management Training in Ghana
Over 7.2 million Ghanaians – more than half of the rural population – are trapped in water poverty. Ghana’s national rural water agency (Community Water and Sanitation, CWSA) is addressing this issue, but its field staff lacks critical water quality monitoring and management skills.
The Global Water Center is collaborating with industry leaders by designing and developing a training program that will equip this agency now and into the future to respond to these critical water quality issues by expanding CWSA’s capacity to deliver safe and reliable water to millions of people.
Solar-Powered Water Systems
This is a virtual learning experience for rural water professionals and partners to analyze rural water services, evaluate the opportunities and risks and promote solar-powered water systems (SPWS) to improve water sustainability and equity supply programs. These courses have been delivered in both French and English to participants from over 60 countries.
Solar-Powered Water Systems Design and Installation Guide – The free guide, published by Water Mission and UNICEF, provides detailed guidance on all technical topics pertinent to the design and installation of solar-powered water systems within a rural water supply context. Click here to download the guide.
We engage in action-oriented, synergistic collaboration.
We take a customer-centered approach to partnerships.
Our services are not restricted to a specific geopolitical area.
The impact of our services is experienced by end-users.
We offer creative approaches to incentivize collaborative initiatives.
We leverage strong public and private sector relationships so that there is no limit to the location or scale at which we can bring transformation to water poverty.