Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Impact a Year Later: This spring helps pay for Tabitha’s schooling

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022by Tom Murphy

Clean, reliable water is transformative. Look no further than Livaha Spring in Lukala B community in Western Kenya. People from neighboring Lukala B and Lukala C communities share Livaha Spring as a place to collect water. The natural spring provides ample water throughout the year. To make it easier to collect water,  community members improvised […]


6 Proven Benefits of Giving

Thursday, November 18th, 2021by Jamie Heminway

Studies show that individuals are giving more now than in recent years (as opposed to corporate giving, which fell in 2020 for some mysterious reason). Maybe hours of helpless doom-scrolling have stirred people to action. And if you’ve landed here, then you’re probably already thinking about portioning out some of your hard-earned funds toward causes you care […]


Putting Climate Change in WaSH: Impacts and Measures Taken

Friday, November 12th, 2021by Harnoor Kaur

By Harnoor Kaur, Monitoring, Evaluation, Resolution & Learning Associate at The Water Project As the United Nations, Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow concludes, water and sanitation deserve to be at the forefront of the climate agenda. Climate change impacts are widespread, rapid, and intensifying – and nowhere is this more evident than in relation […]


How Clean Water Empowers Girls

Thursday, October 7th, 2021by Jamie Heminway

The global water crisis impacts millions of families, but the burden is heaviest on women and girls. We are especially mindful of that fact with the upcoming International Day of the Girl Child on our collective calendar. The United Nations established this day to recognize the accomplishments made by girls around the world despite physical […]


Should students be back in school? Thanks to safe water, these students think so!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021by Jamie Heminway

In the United States, parents’ opinions about their children returning to school this year are…mixed.  In most U.S. communities, parents are divided about whether students should be back to school in-person. Some also disagree whether students who are learning in-person should wear masks. In the regions where The Water Project works, however, virtual learning isn’t […]


Staff Spotlight: Erick Wagaka, Deputy Programs Coordinator, Western Kenya

Thursday, September 9th, 2021by Tom Murphy

I am Erick Wagaka, and currently serving as the Deputy Programs Coordinator in Western Kenya. I have held this position since mid-2018. Before this new assignment, I served as a Training Manager. I joined the team of dedicated staff members working in Western Kenya to ensure that the residents of this region enjoy reliable water, […]


Reliable Water + Knowledge on COVID-19 = Safe Return to School

Thursday, August 12th, 2021by Tom Murphy

Students around the world are back to school or are about to start a new school year. At each of our projects, we provide hygiene and sanitation training to prevent the spread of diseases – including COVID-19. Access to safe, reliable water is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. But access alone is not […]


Facing the future without fear

Friday, July 16th, 2021by Tom Murphy

The students at Sawawa Secondary school did not have a safe water source. Students lowered a bucket on a rope down into the well to fetch water, submerge it, then pull it back up and pour the water into their personal containers. During the dry season, the water dried up, and students are forced to […]


Context matters to achieve safe water for 1.6 billion people

Friday, July 2nd, 2021by Tom Murphy

More people around the world have access to safely managed water than ever before. The percentage of people with safe water at home increased from 70 percent in 2016 to 74 percent in 2020, according to a new report from the UN’s Joint Monitoring Program. But there is still more work to be done. The rate […]


Fatherhood Through Their Eyes

Friday, June 18th, 2021by Tom Murphy

While dad jokes can be soul-crushing, dad stories often refill our cup and have us all leaning in a bit closer to listen, knowing that it will bring a smile to our face. Here at TWP, over the past year-plus during the pandemic, our USA staff started a small weekly tradition to keep morale up […]