GWA Water & Peace Conference 2020

Promoting Security through Equitable Policy, Governance and Technology



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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Call for Papers for wH20 Journal 

The wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water invites articles for publication in its 8th volume (March 2021). The deadline for submission is September 30, 2020. 

GWA Mentoring Program Now 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! 

9th World Water Forum | March 22 - 27th 2021

As the world's largest event on water, the global water and sanitation community will meet in Senegal, on March 22-27, 2021, for the 9th World Water Forum, under the theme: Water Security for Peace and Development.

The 9th World Water Forum, the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, is a big challenge. It focuses on the 2030 Agenda for transformative action. This vision is a roadmap with four priorities: water security and sanitation; cooperation; rural development; and means tools.

Con-Census or Peace?

Philadelphia skyline - © pam lazos I saw a cartoon the other day.  A man and a woman hold hands at the water’s edge, an old gnarled tree to the right of them, while off in the distance is a small silhouette of another person standing on a bluff, the only other human...

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Water as a tool of oppression

Written by Kate French We all agree and understand that water is intrinsic to human existence and without it, life on earth will become extinct.  Simply put: water is life.  Less understood is that water has also been used a tool of oppression.  In the...

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Water Security Begets Food Security

Written by Christiaan Morssink. Reflections on the United Nations Sustainable Gastronomy Day, June 18 I grew up with the ritual of growing food in the backyard and on a small plot of land that my father, like so many others, “rented” from the railroad company. All in...

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