About PGWI

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.

PGWI collaborators                      Board of Directors 

Our Mission

To increase global access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services, engaging the resources and expertise of the Philadelphia region and beyond.

Our Vision

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.

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  1. [...] We have been lucky to recently join efforts with the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative (PGWI).  A bit about PGWI, from their website: [...]

  2. [...] Students from Abington High School’s H20 for Life club, along with Abington High School service learning facilitator Mary Rodgers, presented at the fifth annual Philadelphia Global Water Initiative Conference at the University of Pennsylvania [...]

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