Summer is here and the timing is hot for several GWC collaborative projects. Check out these latest updates as we move forward making a collective impact for sustainable safe water. 

Ghana Water Education Project Training of Trainers Wraps Up

We recently concluded three weeks of in-person training of ten instructors at Saint Paul’s Technical School in Akyem Kukurantumi, Ghana.  This is the first training to prepare the instructors to deliver the courses next year for the new national certificate program.  Please click here for more information about the project.

Many thanks to our partners at Safe Water Network, Cleanearth Scientific, Water Mission, and Grundfos Ghana for delivering this training and to the teachers and administration at St. Paul’s Technical School for being fantastic students and excellent organizers. We also want to acknowledge the efforts of our GWC staff, Eileen Dyer Jarnholt the Project Manager for the technical and vocational training program, and Lillian Rudacille, the Manager of Administration for their work in coordinating the training, as well as Lisa Mitchell, our Director of Learning Services and Benjamin Filskov, our Director of Strategic Initiatives and Collective Impact, for the support they provided in Ghana during the training. Well done team!

This project is our first step in our Ghana and Beyond plan to replicate and scale this water curriculum certificate program across Africa.  We will keep you updated along the way, below are upcoming milestones.

September 2023 – Additional in-person training of trainers

September 2023 – ½ Day Water Education Stakeholders Meeting

January 2024 – Launch the National Certificate Program in Ghana

Ongoing – Planning to scale this Water Education program to additional African Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes.


We welcome additional partners or funders for this collective impact project that provides solutions to the global water crisis.  Please email the GWC team at and let us know how you can help.


GWC Staff Making Plans for 2024 and Beyond

From June 5 – 8, the Global Water Team gathered in beautiful McClellanville, SC to discuss strategic planning and our role in scaling our impact to the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) sector.  Thank you to our partners, Assetas and Philanthrope Reimagined, for joining us for this impactful time of fellowship and planning.

We are making more plans to collaborate regionally and with governments across the world.  We welcome additional partners, big and small, to the table.



Global Water Center Joins the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA)

The Millennium Water Alliance, founded in 2012, is one of the world’s leading collaborations in the water security, sanitation, and hygiene (WSSH) sector, supporting its members through shared learning, convening on best practices and technology, and advocacy to governments and other stakeholders for greater investment in global WSSH. MWA’s member organizations work in more than 90 countries around the world to bring safe drinking water, better sanitation, and hygiene practices to millions of people. See a full list of members here.

The Global Water Center shares MWA’s vision for great learning and collaboration across the WSSH sector,” said MWA Executive Director Keith Wright. “Improving this will be key to accelerating WSSH access for millions of people.”

Many thanks to Millennium Water Alliance for welcoming us.  We are excited about this partnership and discovering new ways to collaborate with sector leaders.



Solar-Powered Water System Training Coming to India

Earlier this year, we began working with our partners, Grundfos and Safe Water Network, on providing our Solar-Powered Water System (SPWS) training to engineers in the state of Karnataka in India.  Karnataka is one of the most water-stressed states in India according to the Water Resource Department of the Government of Karnataka.

Last month we met with Safe Water Network in Delhi  & Karnataka about plans to train approximately 30 engineers to deliver Solar Power Water Systems training to 300 government employees and consultants.  The objective of the training is to ensure that participants master all steps involved in designing solar-powered water systems that comply with local and international standards.  Click here for more information about the design course.  The online training is scheduled to start on July 17th and in-person training in October.
We are excited to work on this opportunity in India to promote solar-powered water systems as a means of improving the sustainability and equity of water supply programs.  The World Bank, the world’s largest multilateral source of financing for water in developing countries, has expressed interest in delivering these courses to their staff and partners as well.


GWC Board travels to Honduras

Last month, our Founder and CEO, Dr. George Greene III, traveled to Honduras with Global Water Center and Water Mission board members. While there, they participated in a ceremony to celebrate a large-scale, long-term safe water project. Watch this video from Water Mission’s President and CEO, George Greene IV, PE, to learn about this community’s transformation over the last six years.

Dr. Greene with GWC and Water Mission board members in Honduras.

Following this joint board trip, we are in conversation with several partners, including Water Mission, on a potential government-level project within Honduras. More details are coming over the months ahead.

GWC collaborates to develop, share, replicate, and scale solutions for sustainable safe water access, with longevity at the core. Together, we can reduce the number of people who lack access to safe water from 2 Billion to 0 in our lifetime.

Safe water saves lives.