Founded in 2006, Global Water Challenge (GWC) is a coalition of leading organizations committed to achieving universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).  GWC accelerates the delivery of safe water and sanitation through partnerships that catalyze financial support and drive innovation for sustainable solutions.  GETF was instrumental in the foundation of GWC and, building off of its initial successes, formed a strategic alliance with GWC in April 2010.

GWC’s current Principal Donor Members include Cargill, The Coca-Cola Company, The Dow Chemical CompanyFord Motor Company, Kimberly-Clark, Merck and the Wallace Genetic Foundation.  Complementing these Principal Members are a broad range of WASH practitioners who add a wealth of experience, diverse strengths, and a global reach to the coalition.  In the five years since its inception, GWC has proven to be a powerful catalyst for fostering collective action in the water sector.  GWC is a platform to facilitate collaboration, investment and learning among all member organizations and the sector at large.

Notable recent projects of GWC include the WASH Sustainability Forum 2011, WASH Sustainability Charter, the Ambassador’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Initiative (A-WASH), and the Ashoka Changemakers Competition.

To learn more about Global Water Challenge and to see a full list of its members, visit the GWC website.