GWA Water & Peace Conference 2020

Promoting Security through Equitable Policy, Governance and Technology

April 1, 2020 - Drexel University

13th Annual Global Water Alliance Conference

Partnership with Rural Development Forum, Institution of Engineers (India) and Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, SHIBPUR
Achieving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainability Goals for Developing Countries


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

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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13th Annual GWA Conference Call for Abstracts

The 13th GWA Annual Conference will be held in Kolkata, India on January 4-7, 2020 and the theme is Achieving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainability Goals for Developing Countries. GWA is now seeking abstracts for oral presentations related to WASH implementation advancing UN SDG 2030 goals.

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! 

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. Now accepting nominations for 2020 Award!

12th Annual GWA Conference

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.

When Fish Poop Feeds the World

by P. J. Lazos If you or your kids have ever won a goldfish at a carnival, chances are you took it home and stuck it in a glass bowl where it swam happily for years.  We had one live for six years until the little rascal finally called it quits.  Soon after we brought...

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Book Review: Thirst

THIRST: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World by Scott Harrison, Founder and CEO of Charity: Water Publ: Currency, 2018, 336 pg. A Review by Stan Laskowski, co-Founder, Global Water Alliance This book is inspirational! I...

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Water Investigators: Dominican Republic

They asked us to go to the Dominican Republic, so we did. A travel report about our scoping exercise; facts, impressions, reflections. By Tom McKeon, Erica DePalma, Michelle Barakat, and Liz Pyshnik   We are four young professionals who are passionate about...

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