Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Humanitarian Aid vs. Sustainable Development in the Face of Kenya’s Floods

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024by Olivia Chebet

The flooding in Kenya presents a significant humanitarian crisis. The Water Project’s work areas have not seen as many adverse effects as the country’s capital, Nairobi. However, the entire country is feeling for their countrymen in the aftermath of several weeks’ torrential rains. Many people have been displaced from their homes. They are unable to […]


The Water Project Joins Millennium Water Alliance

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 CONCORD, New Hampshire — The Water Project (TWP), a nonprofit organization committed to providing safe, reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa, is proud to announce its new membership in the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA), a global coalition of leading water and sanitation organizations. By joining forces with MWA, The Water Project will […]


How to Wash Your Hands Without Running Water: World Hand Hygiene Day 2024

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024by Jamie Heminway

As camping enthusiasts will tell you, washing your hands without running water takes some thought and practice. In honor of the upcoming World Hand Hygiene Day 2024 on May 5th, we’re showing you how handwashing is done in regions without water readily available at home.  Handwashing, as you might already have learned during a certain […]


Envisioning Service-Led WASH Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa

Monday, April 22nd, 2024by Emma Kelly

In order to protect rural communities against the worsening threat, we must ensure that both water infrastructure and water services are resilient.


Water for Peace – World Water Day in Western Kenya

Monday, March 18th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

The following is a message from Humphrey Buradi, Regional Director at The Water Project’s Regional Service Hub in Western Kenya. Here is the global water crisis at a glance as we leverage Water for Peace on World Water Day 2024: Based on the above facts, human beings have always found themselves in conflict accessing water. […]


Cholera 2024: A Startling Rise in Entirely Preventable Deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

The world has seen an increase in cholera cases in sub-Saharan Africa. Here’s what The Water Project does to combat cholera where we work.


Will desalination solve the water crisis?

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

This is another entry in a series answering questions from curious donors, website visitors, and casual commenters. As we’ve said before, it can be difficult for those who have always had water piped into their homes to understand what it’s like not to have water. We haven’t needed to trek long distances, brave harsh wilderness, […]


The Water Project Made Waves at the UNC Water and Health Conference 2023

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Back in October, four members of The Water Project’s (TWP) staff attended the internationally recognized University of North Carolina (UNC) Water and Health Conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) nonprofit, The Water Project always gains significant knowledge from this conference, and this year was no different. But 2023 […]


Even in the Modern Era, Hand-Dug Wells Can Still Be the Best Choice

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Nowadays, a quick Google search will tell you that hand-dug wells are reserved for homesteaders and historical reenactors — but that’s in the industrialized world. In sub-Saharan Africa, where people are often left to find their own water, it’s a totally different story. Hand-dug wells are still an important household source where water is not […]


The Water Project Recognized by Kenyan Government

Monday, October 9th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

On September 27, 2023, the National Government of Kenya signed a path-clearing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Water Project, a United States-based charity.