The Global Water Alliance


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

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The Global Water Alliance symposium on wastewater in developing urban areas was held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on April 5th, 2017. The United Nations set development goal 6.3 pertaining to wastewater management in developing urban areas and plans to attain the 2030 targets. The purpose of this symposium was to learn about UN Sustainable Development Goal 6.3 and examine how to address public health and environmental objectives with innovative technical and financial approaches. The symposium was attended by water quality experts who highlighted successful approaches to wastewater control and excrement management in a panel format. Attendees are encouraged to submit the evaluation form below, as we are always looking for ways to improve our events and GWA as a whole. Thank you!

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P.J Lazos and Alan Beyersdorf both offer their thoughts and considerations after attending this year’s Wastewater Symposium. Read P.J.’s post here and Alan’s here. Presentations from the Symposium are available here.

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. 

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