Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

The High Cost of Low Water: How Water Access Fuels Economic Growth

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Without enough water, you can’t grow food, you can’t build housing, you can’t stay healthy, you can’t stay in school, and you can’t keep working. A lack of water makes breaking out of the cycle of poverty impossible.


How Water Scarcity Breeds Violence

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Where essential resources are scarce, the likelihood of violence of any type goes up. When people get desperate, they fight with others to secure enough resources for themselves and the ones they love. Constant strife, or even constant discomfort, is bound to make anyone irritable.  This concept makes sense intuitively. But it’s still shocking to […]


Change Happens Once People Get Access to Water

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Like rings that expand outwards from a drop of water in a pool, big changes start to happen once The Water Project installs a new protected water source in a community.


Thankful for a Dark Uniform: What People Without Clean Water are Grateful For

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023by Jamie Heminway

With so much being said about gratitude in today’s world, it’s hard for those of us who stand on a sturdy physiological foundation without much fear of it crumbling to imagine what it would be like to conduct our everyday lives without it.


From Water Scarcity to Abundance: How Solar Technology Enabled a Community That Once Suffered Without Water to Sell It for Profit

Wednesday, November 1st, 2023by Jamie Heminway

In the past, The Water Project has ventured into solar-powered water sources in both Southeast Kenya and Sierra Leone. Now, seeing the incredible impact of solar projects on communities where water used to be miles away, we’re researching how to incorporate solar technology into more of our projects in the future.  “Piped water can be […]