The Global Water Alliance
Committed to increasing global access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services by engaging the Philadelphia community and beyond.
The 10th Annual Global Water Alliance Conference was held in Kolkata, India in the first week of January 2017. The theme for this year was “The Role of Locals in Implementing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainable Development Goals, 2015-2030” with a focus on local Kolkata issues. The work of the Global Water Alliance, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shipur (our partners for the conference), and independent presenters spoke about the advancements made in WASH access in schools, arsenic removal and filtration, and other important topics affecting not just Kolkata, but impoverished communities around the world. The presentations can be accessed here. Take a look at the hard work being done to bring about a better quality of life for people around the world.
The 2017 Philadelphia Model UN Conference on Water was a huge success! Held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (“A day on, not a day off”), students from the Greater Philadelphia Area met to discuss local and global water issues. Author P.J. Lazos reflects on the meaning of this day of service in her latest contribution to the Global Water Alliance blog posts; read it here!
Tentative Event Calendar 2017
March 25, 2017: Walk for Water with Keiyo Soy Ministries beginning at Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Silver Souvenir: All who register by January 31st 2017
Bronze Souvenir: All registrants before February 28th 2017
Join the Walk that will liberate women and children from heavy labor of searching for water in drought seasons.
April 5, 2017: Annual Water Symposium. A workshop in commemoration of World Water Day. Venue: Wharton School of Business: Topic; global wastewater treatment issues.
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.