What is PGWI?
The Philadelphia Global Water Initiative (PGWI) is a group of interested organizations and individuals committed to helping to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals for water/sanitation throughout the world. It includes among its members the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Water Department, Water for People, Aqua America, Pennoni Associates, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Uhl, Baron, Rana and Associates, the United Nations Association – Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Meta Quality of Life Improvement Foundation, Traveling Mercies, Keiyo Soy Ministries, the Delaware River Basin Commission, and Rotary District 7450. PGWI is always interested in welcoming more members.
To increase global access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services, engaging the resources and expertise of the Philadelphia region and beyond.
The members of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative envision a world where all people have access to safe water and sanitation; a world where suffering from water-related and sanitation-related diseases are eliminated. By utilizing the resources and expertise of the Philadelphia Region, we work to increase global access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services.