The Global Water Alliance
Committed to increasing global access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services by engaging the Philadelphia community and beyond.
- For more information on registering for the GWA Annual Conference, go to our registration page.
- Check out the most recent blog, featuring the GWA director Christiaan Morssink, PhD. Christiaan recieved the lifetime achievement award from Global Philadelphia – congratulations!
The GWA Mentoring Program is open now! Find out more about this exciting program and more details now.
Featured This Month:
Full Name: Angelita Fasnacht-Cuellar
Position: Board Member and Immediate Past President of GWA
A multitasker extraordinaire with an upbeat and super charged energy level; that is our Angelita. Angelita Fasnacht- Cuellar has 21 plus years of experience in Environmental & Civil Engineering, Grant Management and Engineering Management, specializing in Water and Community Health. She obtained a Master’s in Public Health degree from Emory University’s International Public Health program. Her professional & academic experience include managing and supporting projects for Safe Water Network, AguaAyuda, International Rural Water Association, Catholic Relief Services, Pan-American Health Organization, and WaterAid through Kosovo-Addis consulting group. She lectures at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and the Center for Public Health Initiatives, and at the School of Public Health of Drexel University. At that school she is now enrolled as a PhD student. She has represented Millennium Water Alliance (twelve-partners alliance, including UNICEF), and served as an adviser to private and federal grantees on program design and M&E formulation. She negotiated and managed grants and contracts with several donors in the USA and Colombia, including UNICEF, USAID, Conrad Hilton Foundation and the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. She has also worked for CARE’s Senior Advisor for WASH, and participated on his behalf on El Salvador’s national water agenda planning meeting. In Colombia, she managed development projects for a local NGO in Huila. In 2015 Angelita led a student and faculty team to the World Water Forum in South Korea. And, because she had already so much on her plate, she became an environmental scientist in the Research and Development group of American Water. Angelita lives in New Jersey, but she keeps her roots in Colombia alive and thick with frequent travels.
The Global Water Alliance is a Philadelphia-USA based non-government 501c3 organization. We are comprised of professionals and students from many disciplines, who apply an integrated water management perspective in the pursuit of its goals, targeting specifically drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges with special attention to the global equity issues.
We provide assistance to others who work on ameliorating the water needs of poor and underserved peoples everywhere, we mentor the next generation of professionals, and we promote a “water footprint mindset” among our youth.