Jointly Organized with Rural Development Forum, Institution of Engineers (India) in Partnership with Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibur
Achieving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainability Goals for Developing Countries
JANUARY 4-7, 2020 - KOLKATA, INDIA
Over 140 professionals, students, and other stakeholders gathered for the 12th Annual Global Water Alliance Conference on March 21, 2019 at The Wharton School, Philadelphia, around the theme of finding solutions to inequities in the water sector: “Solving US and Global Water Inequities: Sharing Solutions from Around the World.” Conference proceedings and summary are now available to download.
GWA Mentoring Program
The GWA Mentoring Program is open! The GWA members have experience in a broad range of WASH issues, and are especially interested in advising students on projects which seek to address WASH in the developing world and projects relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #6. Find out more about this exciting program and sign up!
The Arun Deb Promise of Excellence in WASH Award was established by GWA in 2018 in honor of our founding board member, Dr. Arun Deb. Advanced undergrad and graduate students in the greater Philadelphia area are eligible for nomination! Find out out more about the award.
Featured This Month:
Full Name: Heather Murphy
Position: GWA Board Member
"Dr. Murphy has over ten years of experience in water/wastewater treatment, water quality, drinking water distribution, risk assessment and environmental health in both North America and abroad. Dr. Murphy obtained her PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph, Canada, where she focused on appropriate household water treatment technologies in rural Cambodia. Following her PhD, she worked for the United Nations International Emergency Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist in Mali and Madagascar. While in Mali, she coordinated a $25 million dollar Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools program, covering 1000 schools, the largest program of its kind in the world. She recently completed a research fellowship with the Public Health Agency of Canada where she focused on quantifying the burden of waterborne disease on the Canadian population. Prior to joining Temple she was a research fellow at the University of Guelph where she conducted research on the challenges of water provision in Canadian First Nations communities. Dr. Murphy’s research interests involve understanding and addressing water and health challenges in both developed and developing countries. She leads the Water, Health and Applied Microbiology (WHAM) Lab."
Biography from https://cph.temple.edu/epibio/faculty/heather-murphy
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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