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

COVID-19 Statement

For World Water Day 2020 from GWA President Christiaan Morssink

Global Water Alliance envisions a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation

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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The State of the Earth – 2021

  photo of the original magazine   April 22 — Earth Day.  I was leafing through an oversized magazine a friend gave me when she retired entitled, Earth Week ’70, published in 1970 as the Official Publication of the Philadelphia Earth Week Committee.  At only 48-pages...

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Revenge of the Fatberg

Revenge of the Fatberg

Keep Fats, Oils and Grease in the Trash Where They Belong Keep water FOG-free In February 2021, a brewing toxic mess of waste comprised of such culprits as wet wipes, diapers, sanitary pads, cotton swabs and other detritus fused with fats, oils and grease from...

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Toilets, Latrines, and Everything in Between

by Corinna Wang [public toilet at Bryant Park in NYC © pam lazos] Most conversations around bodily functions can be uncomfortably embarrassing discussions, especially those concerning use of the bathroom. Everyone has a bathroom ritual they deem necessary, one that...

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