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.
Solar-Powered Water Systems Training Underway in India
In partnership with Water Mission, Safe Water Network India, CAWST and Grundfos, we’ve kicked off our training in solar-powered water systems (SPWS) for the state of Karnataka in India.
We are training 25 participants from the Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department to deliver online training in SPWS to 300 employees and consultants from the same department. Their preparation begins with participating in two month-long online courses on SPWS: An Overview of Principals and Practices and Design of SPWS. Following these courses, they will participate in an intensive in-person training on SPWS, and then work under the guidance of the GWC and our partners to deliver the online training to other staff and consultants in their department.
We are halfway through the first online course and are seeing excellent participation and fantastic discussions in the online forum. We are very excited to see these training efforts expand, and to eventually see a strong adoption of SPWS in Karnataka.
Opportunity to CONNECT
World Water Week is the leading conference on global water issues, held every year since 1991. A non-profit event, co-created with leading organizations, World Water Week attracts a diverse mix of participants from many professional backgrounds and every corner of the world.
This year the conference is focused on innovation at a time of unprecedented challenges. The theme Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World invites us to rethink how we manage water. Which ideas, innovations, and governance systems will we need in a more unstable and water-scarce world?
GWC team members will be attending World Water Week from August 20 – 24. We welcome opportunities to connect and discussions on ways to collaborate. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join us with our planning.
Opportunity to IMPACT
We, along with our partners at UNICEF, CAWST, and Water Mission, offer two Solar Powered Water Systems virtual courses, Overview and Design, to professionals in the water sector across the world. These courses, in English and French, are scheduled twice per year and are facilitated by water sector expert instructors. The demand for these courses is high. Since 2020, we have had over 1,500 people apply and participants in 48 countries have successfully completed the courses.
The demand is also high for this course to be delivered in Spanish. Gavin Maguire of Reuters reported on March 2, 2023, “Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have the largest solar power development pipeline outside Eastern Asia and North America, making the bloc a key renewable hot spot to track over the coming decade.”
Our goal is to translate both courses within a year to take advantage of the growing demand. The cost to translate and make contextual updates using Spanish-speaking designers will be $20,000.
Historically, grant opportunities through UNICEF have funded such a project, however, we don’t have time to delay. We are ready to act now and we are seeking funding for this project to be able to deliver this course to Spanish-speaking water sector professionals.
Would you be interested in supporting this project or know someone that would? You can contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Global Water Center Expands Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors elected two new members at its July meeting: Chappy McKay and Thomas “Tom” Duong.
Welcome and congratulations to Chappy and Tom, we look forward to working with you.
Click here for our press release announcing the additions.
Opportunity to JOIN
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.
Our 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.
Click on the position title for more information and/or to apply.
The Director of Global Engagement is a full-time position reporting to the Chief Operations Officer. This position is responsible for strategically developing and managing relationships and communications in an integrated fashion to increase understanding and support among GWC’s key constituents – including member organizations, donors, funders, partners, and other key stakeholders – to ensure that GWC is highly visible among target audiences and member organizations are well cared for.
At Global Water Center, our success depends on IT systems that help us reach people all over the world. We are seeking an experienced systems administrator who is eager to further develop technological skills on a worldwide stage. This person will protect our critical systems and assets, build solutions, implement new software and hardware, provide training, support our Learning Management System (LMS), provide end-users with support, and assist in developing the overall IT strategy.
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.