GWC, smartwater, and Zendaya launch smart solutions: global water challenge, supporting community water quality and access improvements in cities around the world.

GWC, smartwater, and Zendaya launch smart solutions: global water challenge, supporting community water quality and access improvements in cities around the world.

Our secretariat GETF’s new Impact Report celebrates a decade of uplifting communities through partnership. Since 2006, GWC’s multi-sector partners have improved WASH service delivery for over 2MM people in 39 countries. See more of our impact in action at GETF.org

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 Cargill Support New Community Water Partnerships Across the United States

Today, Global Water Challenge (GWC) and Cargill announced the launch of six new partnerships with leading water stewardship organizations in the U.S.

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Global Water Challenge Recognized by the Hilton Global Foundation for Efforts To Improve Travel Destinations for Future Generations, Positively Impacting the Environment and Their Local Community

Recognized for efforts in climate action and community resilience, funds will advance global water security and accelerate the delivery of safe water and sanitation.
Photo credit: Instituto Agir Ambiental

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Global Handwashing Day: Promoting Clean Water Access for Healthier Environments and Improved Hygiene Practices in West African Cocoa Farming Communities

The impact of COVID-19 activated an acute awareness of the importance of handwashing, and sensitized citizens across society to the importance of following safe handwashing protocols.

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GWC, smartwater, and Zendaya launch

smart solutions:
global water challenge,

supporting community water quality and access improvements in cities around the world.