Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

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 […]


People, Places, and Puddles: Our Approach to Increasing Water Coverage

Thursday, July 20th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Let’s say you’re a school-aged child in sub-Saharan Africa (hypothetically). You don’t have piped water at home. The Water Project has just visited your community and installed a new water point, where someone comes regularly to test the water and ensure it’s safe to drink. Under the best circumstances, the water source never goes dry, […]


Dedicated Donors: Brigitta and Her Family Have Changed Lives Since 2014!

Thursday, July 13th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

We have a special relationship with our donors. Working together to solve the water crisis helps you learn a lot about someone: hobbies, interests, and passion projects, especially. As they learn about our work and how they can help move it forward, so too do we learn about them. It’s a mutual give-and-take that often […]


7 Unconventional Ways to Combat Water Scarcity

Thursday, July 6th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

If more people practiced awareness regarding their household water usage, it would relieve pressure on local water resources, especially in water-stressed areas. But remembering to turn the faucet off while you brush your teeth won’t affect global policy. When you dig into the data on global water usage, you find that water is a political […]


Why would someone wash clothes or bathe in their own drinking water source?

Thursday, June 29th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

This is another entry in a series where we answer questions we’ve received 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 […]


The Ripple Effects of Carrying Water Long Distances

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Worldwide, 26% of people (a total of 2 billion out of the world’s approximate 7.8 billion) must leave their homes to get water for their families.  To say this implies a simple daily journey from A to B and back again. But while this may be the case for some water fetchers, the trip is […]


Just Flour and Water: The Dish Eaten ‘Round a Continent

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

It’s called by many names.  In Sierra Leone, it’s called fufu or foofoo. In Uganda, it’s posho. In Kenya, it’s ugali. But all over Africa and the Caribbean, people are (essentially) eating the same thing. With its worldwide adoration, I was surprised I’d never heard of this dish until I started working at The Water […]


Featured Fundraisers: Arabella and Lola raised $15k!

Thursday, June 15th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

This week, we’re spotlighting two intrepid teenage fundraisers named Arabella and Lola. They have worked so hard to gather support and donations for our cause. We thought it only fitting to show you how amazing they are!


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. 


Takeaways from the All Systems Connect International Symposium

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023by Allison Gregory

In May, I represented The Water Project (TWP) in The Hague, Netherlands with a colleague, Adam Torrey, at the All Systems Connect International Symposium. This event brought together nearly 700 professionals, policymakers, and academics from across the globe with expertise in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH); health; climate; economic development; and social justice.  Throughout the […]