Global Water Challenge is a coalition of leading organizations deploying expertise and networks to achieve universal access to safe and affordable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in communities around the world.

Since 2006, we have positively impacted more than 2 million people across Africa, the Americas and Asia with clean water access. Our actionable insight and innovative programs provide critical sector tools, data and best practices to reach millions more.

With our multi-sector partners, we engage for action – catalyzing financial resources and driving innovative programming for sustainable, local solutions. 

OUR GOAL

Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 through effective collective action

Securing universal access to water and sanitation by 2030 will only be achieved by collective attention to water, sanitation and hygiene, and strong support for climate-resilient WASH services.

Clean water is essential for thriving communities, healthy ecosystems and a sustainable planet. Yet lack of water access, availability and quality affect billions of people and is worsening due to population growth, urbanization, increasing consumption and climate change.

WASH, gender equity and climate change are intertwined, and water resource management must be addressed holistically at the basin level.

Climate change impacts such as floods, droughts and rising sea levels pose serious consequences for vulnerable communities – especially women and girls.

Alleviating gender inequalities to water and sanitation access is critical to achieving SDG 6. The Covid-19 pandemic has deepened gender inequalities in health, education and employment which are directly connected to WASH services.

WHILE THE NEED IS GREAT, PROVEN AND PROMISING SOLUTIONS EXIST

GWC brings together public and private sector partners to improve water security for those most at risk.

OUR APPROACH

Engage for action

GWC leverages a vast network of cross-sector partners to serve as a unified voice of influence with more resources, greater leadership and scale.

COLLABORATIVE
SOLUTIONS

  • Partnering organizations with shared priorities
  • Supporting existing and new WASH coalitions and partnerships
  • Enabling public participation

SHARED
RESOURCES

  • Mobilizing financing and financial
    co-leverage
  • Driving social enterprise investment
  • Advancing policy, regulatory and industry frameworks

OPEN DATA, TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Sharing knowledge to build capacity, increase accountability and improve operational efficiency

COLLABORATIVE
SOLUTIONS

  • Partnering organizations with shared priorities
  • Supporting existing and new WASH coalitions and partnerships
  • Enabling public participation

SHARED
RESOURCES

  • Mobilizing financing and financial
    co-leverage
  • Driving social enterprise investment
  • Advancing policy, regulatory and industry frameworks

OPEN DATA, TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Sharing knowledge to build capacity, increase accountability and improve operational efficiency

Latest News

Global Water Challenge and AMREF Health Africa Launch Women and Girl-Focused Impact Partnership

Program to Empower up to 125,000 Women and Girls in Coffee- and Tea-Growing Communities of Kenya and Tanzania

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2021 Keeling Curve Prize Winners – Announced!

This weekend in Monterey, California – our team announced the 2021 winners of the Keeling Curve Prize! The Keeling Curve Prize allows us to directly fund projects and programs reducing human-made greenhouse gas emissions – like renewable energy, electric vehicles, zero-carbon innovation, and energy efficiency.

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Global Water Challenge and Cargill Launch Community Water Initiative to Improve Safe Drinking Water Access in Priority Watersheds

Initiative to help build community resilience for up to 150,000 people through clean water, sanitation access and community empowerment activities.

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