Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Tips for Visiting Africa for the First Time

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Many of our US-based staff members at The Water Project have lived, worked, or been on extended visits to Africa. We’re well aware that Africa is an entire continent; travelers should expect big differences between countries, regions, and even counties/sub-counties. However, some travel tips can apply anywhere. We thought we’d share some of our cumulative knowledge […]


Catherine’s Rise to Woman Leader – Thanks to Water

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Living without clean water taught me many lessons. 


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 […]


The Big Nudge

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023by Tess Crick

A big nudge began in me in 2010. Having worked in software project management for nearly 30 years, I felt a shift inside. Something was changing, something was on the horizon, but not yet in view. 


Ways to Support The Water Project

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023by Alex Taliaferro

As a member of the Philanthropy Team here at The Water Project (TWP), I’m often asked by our amazing donors how else they can help beyond their donation. I love this question, and honestly, the best ways I’ve seen to expand your impact have come from the examples other passionate donors have shared with me! […]


Sustainability and Discernment

Monday, February 20th, 2023by Courtney Feild

Have you ever played Pancakes vs. Waffles? Basically it’s a game of this or that: Players debate the merits of pancakes over waffles (or in my case, the other way around) and then everyone takes a vote on which is the superior breakfast fare. This is a great game for people who enjoy the back-and-forth […]


What Inspires Us

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Working anywhere, you’ll find coworkers with unique hobbies, backgrounds, and reasons for working where they do. But in no other workplace have I found such a wide spectrum of where people started and why they ended up here at The Water Project (TWP). This is why it’s particularly fascinating to hear everyone’s favorite parts about […]


Water for the Disabled: Restoring Human Dignity

Monday, January 30th, 2023by Andrea Pavkov

The image of a young child kneeling down next to a tiny, contaminated, muddy pool of water to take a drink will never be washed from my mind, even though it’s been nearly fifteen years since we’ve lived in Mozambique. Gaining access to safe water was an ever-present struggle for most people where we lived, like it […]