• New World Program

    Global Water Challenge, in partnership with The Coca-Cola Foundation, is administering the fifth generation of the New World Program, supporting civil societies to create innovative, inclusive and sustainable solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    Water Point Data Exchange Brings Evidence to Decision Making

    The Water Point Data Exchange is helping governments and their partners to share, access and use data to accelerate progress on the SDGs. Learn how you can use data to improve decisions about water services!


    Global Water Challenge, in partnership with the Ford Motor Company and Ford Fund, is expanding access to mobility, social enterprise and Whole Person Leadership for women in India, Nigeria and South Africa. SHE-MOVES combines philanthropic and social enterprise incubation models to create sustainable change in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


    Water, in excess or in absence, will be the greatest challenge our world faces in the next century.

    Learn more by clicking play to watch a video produced by Global Citizen.


    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) and women's empowerment.


    With companies, civil society partners and governments, GWC accelerates the delivery of safe water and sanitation and supports gender equality through partnerships that catalyze financial support and drive innovation for sustainable solutions.


    Through GWC’s innovative public-private partnerships, over 2 million people have been reached with clean water access.

    Supporting Sustainable WASH Programs​

    Recognizing that nearly 30% of all WASH projects fail prematurely, GWC leads efforts to increase sustainable impact. Working with its partners to develop, promote, and monitor best practices and evidence-based program design, GWC crystallizes lasting impact for water space investments.

    Women's Empowerment

    Around the world, women are the backbone of communities - raising children, supporting families and caring for the sick. In developing nations, they’re also largely responsible for collecting and providing water for the family. It’s their time, health, education, safety and income that are on the line. GWC works through its partner network to address water challenges that disproportionately affect women, through targeted programs designed to ease burdens and economically empower.

    WASH for Schools and Clinics

    Collectively each year, nearly 443 million school days are missed around the world due to water-related illnesses. We work with our experienced members to promote WASH programs in schools, enabling schoolchildren to stay happy, healthy, and most importantly, in school. To date GWC has helped nearly 500,000 children gain access to clean water and sanitation.

    Advisory Services & Strategic Consulting

    Water is a vital component of many industries, but increasing pressures ranging from population growth to changing weather patterns and water scarcity pose risks to business as usual. GWC works with leading corporations to provide critical thought leadership and support in water sustainability strategy development, including water risk identification, best practices development, and water stewardship opportunity identification.

    Partnership Development

    GWC provides strategic pathways and management services for the identification of shared priorities and creation of cross-sector partnerships to address water challenges. To date, GWC has launched several high-impact partnerships, including the U.S. Water Partnership, Project Better World, and the Water Point Data Exchange.



    Harriet Babbitt

    Attorney & Former Ambassador

    Board Co-Chair

    William K. Reilly

    Founding Partner, Aqua International Partners

    Board Co-Chair

    Alexandra Cousteau

    Founder, Blue Legacy International

    Board Member

    Mary Draves

    Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dow

    Board Member

    Hank Habicht

    Managing Partner, SAIL Venture Capital

    Board Member

    Jeff Seabright

    Co-Founder, Imagine

    Board Member

    Monica Ellis


    Global Water Challenge


    GWC manages the New World Program, which was established in 2014 by The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), to support the participation of civil society organizations in implementing innovative, inclusive, and sustainable solutions for driving progress toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), primarily focused on water and sanitation, youth and women’s empowerment, education, and global partnerships for sustainable development.


    GWC provides strategic leadership in developing and managing the Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx).


    A global framework for openly sharing water point data, WPDx compiles various data points from water point mapping efforts around the world to create inventories that can be easily shared, accessed, and used to drive evidence-based policy and funding decisions.


    Use the link below to get access over 500,000 water point records across more than 50 countries or to share your own data.



    In partnership with GWC, Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund have embarked on a catalytic program entitled Strengthen Her: Mobilizing Ventures for Social Innovation (SHE-MOVES) to lift women-led social enterprises and their communities through mobility services and Whole Person Leadership, and to advance the United Nations’ SDGs. With an aim to empower women across India, South Africa, and Nigeria, SHE-MOVES combines philanthropic and social enterprise incubation models to create sustainable change specifically in line with SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, 4: Quality Education, 5: Gender Equality, 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, and 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.


    GWC has been working with the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) and Ipsos since early 2017 to explore the unique connection between water and women's empowerment. Following a thorough landscape review and the development of a Global Theory of Change, GWC supported the Ipsos team in conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection across three countries in Africa: Nigeria, Rwanda, and Swaziland.


    On August 28, 2018 as a part of Stockholm World Water Week, WADA and Ipsos came together with the Women + Water Alliance and GWC to present what is being called the "Ripple Effect Study" and highlight the great initiatives of organizations working at the intersection of water and women's empowerment. In the coming months, GWC will be partnering with WADA and Ipsos to develop a toolkit that will make the findings of the Ripple Effect Study actionable for development practitioners globally.


    You can download a factsheet on the research here and view its brochure here.



    Informed by the Ripple Effect Study, women for water is a GWC platform committed to supporting the empowerment of women and girls in 10,000 communities across the developing world by 2030 through water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and life skills development.


    women for water will achieve this commitment by supporting top-tier implementers for catalytic impact; mobilizing mainstream awareness and action; and sharing program data and insights for continuous improvement and lasting programs.


    Through a partnership with Water Health International, GWC facilitates fundraising activities to support Water Health Centers in India. Water Health Centers are decentralized purification systems, which provide safe water access to communities in developing contexts. To date, GWC has helped to fund 21 Water Health Centers, which provide safe drinking water to over 210,000 people.


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Privacy Policy
Effective date: June 19, 2018
Global Water Challenge ("us", "we", or "our") operates the http://www.globalwaterchallenge.org website (the "Service").
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We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
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Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
Personal Data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
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•	First name and last name
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•	Cookies and Usage Data
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Usage Data
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking Cookies Data
We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.
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Use of Data
Global Water Challenge uses the collected data for various purposes:
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•	To notify you about changes to our Service
•	To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
•	To provide customer support
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•	To monitor the usage of our Service
•	To detect, prevent and address technical issues
•	To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), Global Water Challenge legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.
Global Water Challenge may process your Personal Data because:
•	We need to perform a contract with you
•	You have given us permission to do so
•	The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights
•	For payment processing purposes
•	To comply with the law
Retention of Data
Global Water Challenge will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
Global Water Challenge will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
Global Water Challenge will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.
Disclosure of Data
Business Transaction
If Global Water Challenge is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, Global Water Challenge may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Legal Requirements
Global Water Challenge may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
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•	To protect and defend the rights or property of Global Water Challenge
•	To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
•	To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
•	To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
"Do Not Track" Signals Under California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Global Water Challenge aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Global Water Challenge relied on your consent to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.
The payment processors we work with are:
PayPal or Braintree
Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
Links to Other Sites
Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Children's Privacy
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Changes to This Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.
We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.
You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.
Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:
•	By email: info@globalwaterchallenge.org