Global Water Challenge
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). With leading companies, civil society partners and governments, GWC accelerates the delivery of safe water and sanitation through partnerships that catalyze financial support and drive innovation for sustainable solutions. Through GWC’s innovative public-private partnerships, over 1 million people have been reached with clean water access. The Global Environment & Technology Foundation serves as the executive secretariat of Global Water Challenge.
Leading supporters of GWC include Cargill, The Coca-Cola Company, Dow, Ford Motor Company and the Wallace Genetic Foundation. Complementing these supporters are a broad range of WASH practitioners who add a wealth of experience, diverse strengths and a global reach to the coalition. 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.
GWC’s leading programs include, among others, the New World Program (NWP), the Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx) and the Ripple Effect Study. These programs focus on clean water access and women’s empowerment through water.
To learn more about Global Water Challenge and to see a full list of its members, visit the GWC website.