Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Think Faster: How Crypto Giving Helps Fund The Water Project’s Future.

Thursday, March 7th, 2024by Peter

Ever wondered about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency? Maybe you’re seeing it in the news again, celebrated or maligned, depending on the week.  Did you know that The Water Project has implemented hundreds of water projects, funded in whole or part, by cryptocurrency and Bitcoin specifically? Yes, hundreds of projects for tens of thousands of people! It’s […]


Communication: One of the Best Keys to Unlocking Potential

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024by Jamie Heminway

One of the founding principles of The Water Project (TWP) was that anyone who helped create a water project should be able to ask questions about how that project is doing, even years after its implementation.  Nowadays, anyone who funds a water project through us can log in, even years afterward, to ensure the water […]


“Vision without action is a lost dream”: How multi-year giving allows us to dream big!

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

No one can see the future. But with water availability for billions of people on the line, we at The Water Project (TWP) are always trying to do just that, as a forward look means more people get clean water sooner. And you, as a donor, can be more helpful with this than you may […]


The Story of the Third Girl

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Once upon a time, there lived three girls.


The Power of Collaboration in Research: Unveiling New Insights 

Thursday, July 27th, 2023by Harnoor Kaur

Introduction: In our continuous pursuit of knowledge and improvement, The Water Project (TWP) has long relied on quarterly monitoring surveys to gather data on our water points. However, we recently embarked on a new venture by incorporating qualitative research for the first time. Our main goal was to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges […]


How Spring Protection Works

Friday, March 17th, 2023by Courtney Feild

Springs have been used by local communities as a source of water supply for many years. Community acceptance, low operating and maintenance costs, and ease of community management make springs quite effective for supplying rural communities with water. Springs occur where water from an unground aquifer flows out of the ground to the surface. It […]


Monitoring isn’t the same as Reliability

Monday, February 27th, 2023by Peter

“A watched pot never boils” is an axiom my mother often shared growing up. I never bought it. I knew if I stood there long enough, even though my perception of time might be altered, if I kept heat underneath a pot of water, it would boil regardless of my gaze. My monitoring of the […]


Thank You: “Words that Bless”

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022by Jamie Heminway

By Sam Ngidiwe and Jamie Heminway Our founder, Peter Chasse, uses a table metaphor to explain all the players involved in getting reliable water to those who need it most. Each group – including our donors – has its own spot at a round table, with equal investments on all fronts. It’s only through balanced […]


How to Help Someone from a Different Background

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022by Jamie Heminway

Sometimes, helping someone can be easy. You see someone struggling to carry something through a doorway? You hold the door or help them with their burden. Being out and about in the world, we encounter lots of small situations with simple, cut-and-dry solutions. But sometimes, it’s difficult to know the solution to a problem if […]


Why Transparency is the Future in a Data-Driven World

Thursday, February 17th, 2022by Jamie Heminway

Shortly after I started my job at The Water Project, I met with The Water Project’s founder Peter Chasse, who sat all the new employees down to explain The Water Project’s story, mission, and values. “If you want to tackle any other global problem, it begins with access to water,” Peter said. “There’s something about water. […]