The Global Water Alliance

Committed to increasing global access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services by engaging the Philadelphia community and beyond.

Latest Post:

Tom McKeon and Liz Pyshnik give an overview of their involvement in the ASM “Microbe” conference in New Orleans, LA in the latest blog post “Science Outreach for the Microbiologist“. A workshop hosted by 7 professionals in the health and science fields focused on incorporating outreach into professional science careers and how this aspect of science education is turning the STEM fields into STEA(art)M fields. 

Monthly Feature:

The United Nations Association of the Greater Philadelphia area is holding their 8th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser! This year’s theme is Urban Farming: Local Action, Global Scope. Using agricultural innovations and global scales of technology transfers, the world food production has been able to keep up with the spectacular population growth on our plant. Hunger and starvation are not technical problems anymore, but are outcomes of conflicts, market conditions, and sometimes incredibly inhumane behaviors of powerful political agents. 

Yet we cannot take these trends for granted. Our planet is stressed by our ways of production and industrialization of agriculture is slowly eroding the soils. Overall, we need to become smarter and more eco-friendly in our food production methods. Hence the drive for urban farming, pushed even by the World Food Program. So, lets talk about how we in Philadelphia can contribute to this trend. 

Join us for a fun summer evening of food, drinks, and hot dialogues. We will be hearing from two speakers: Nic Esposito of Zero Waste and also Litter Director for the City of Philadelphia, and Lisa Gaidanowicz, Education Director and Founder of Urbanstead. Bring a friend and be sure to wear a hat!

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. 

In Related News:

A Spring of Hope, a Global Water Alliance partner working to provide clean water in South Africa, has released their annual report for the year 2016. Take a look at the report here, summarizing their amazing work providing safe water and sanitation to schools.

Elijah Korich, a friend of the Global Water Alliance and Leader of Keiyo Soy Ministries, is recognized for his work in Elgeyo, Kenya by The Star of Kenya. 


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