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Gender & Water: Leading Beyond the Burden Conference

Thank you to all that attended the conference.  It really was a success.  Thanks to the speakers, sponsors, partners and volunteers that helped make our 6th annual conference so special! Proceedings is now available. Proceedings PGWI 6th Annual Conference.

The conference was held on April 9, 2013 at University of Pennsylvania- The Wharton School  Topic- Gender and Water  In collaboration with wH2O Journal, IGEL and Drexel University College of Public Health

A special thank you to Mina Das who gave the keynote address talking about her grassroots organization NISHTHA. Click below to hear the highlights from her interview.

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PGWI’s and Member Organizations 2012 Accomplishments Report Just Released

PGWI would like to thank our partner CETRA Language Solutions for their support for the Cameroon Project!  They have raised over $6,000 to provide a community in Cameroon with a source of clean water, and to educate and empower the people of the community to successfully maintain their water system.  PGWI partnering with Meta Quality of Life Foundation (MQLIF)- Cameroon Partner, and Penn Engineers without Borders (PennEWB)  are working on a phased plan for concentrating these efforts and providing additional training in the Bome Valley where the existing water system is to be rehabilitated and  expanded.

World Toilet Day Nov 19, 2012!

Checkout our newsletter celebrating the international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge.

 

 

PGWI would like to thank our partner CETRA Language Solutions for their support for the Cameroon Project!  They have raised over $6,000 to provide a community in Cameroon with a source of clean water, and to educate and empower the people of the community to successfully maintain their water system.  PGWI partnering with Meta Quality of Life Foundation (MQLIF)- Cameroon Partner, and Penn Engineers without Borders (PennEWB)  are working on a phased plan for concentrating these efforts and providing additional training in the Bome Valley where the existing water system is to be rehabilitated and  expanded.  Check CETRA’s site for more information and to donate to the Cameroon Project.

The 5th Annual PGWI Conference: April 3, 2012

PGWI held its 5th annual Conference at the University of Pennsylvania entitled Measures of Success: Performance Indicators for Drinking Water Projects in the Developing World.  The conference was attended by over 100 experts and students!    Thank you to all the speakers, volunteers, attendees and members of PGWI for making the conference a success!

6th World Water Forum

March 12-17th, Marseille France

  • Stanley Laskowski traveled with students from University of Pennsylvania Master of Environmental Studies students to  join the largest week long Water Conference supported by the World Water Council in Marseille, France.
  • Stanley presented his research PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR WATER AND SANITATION PROJECTS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD:A LIMITED SURVEY OF CURRENT PRACTICES during UNESCAP session.  Report available soon!!
  • Stan and the students were also involved with the Grass Roots organizations including Women Initiative Program and Youth.  Please checkout http://www.studentreporter.org/event/wwf2012 for Oikos/University of Pennsylvania’s students blogging about WWF 6 and also http://wh2ojournal.com/ for the wH2O:The Journal of Gender & Water.

 

Photos Courtesy of Rupal Prasad

 

Performance Indicators for Water and Sanitation Projects in the Developing World: A Survey of Current Practices

Report from: Philadelphia Global Water Initiative and University of Pennsylvania

By Stanley L. Laskowski, Caroline D’Angelo, Will Cooper, Frederick N. Scatena

The final report in pdf form can be found here: Performance_Indicators_report.  This report was presented at the 6th World Water Forum by Stanley Laskowski.  The report presents the findings of a survey of organizations involved in drinking water and sanitation projects in the developing world. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped with this report.

4th Annual PGWI Conference

MANAGING THE LAST 1%: ALLOCATING WATER TO MEET THE UN MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

PGWI would like to thank all of our participants for a successful 2010 Conference! We had over 180 people engaged in lively discussions and networking sessions.  Download the full Conference agenda!

 

Our 5 Year Annual Report!

On November 6th 2011, PGWI will Celebrate 5 years of working towards clean water and sanitation in the developing world.  PGWI Member Nalat Phanit has graciously put together a comprehensive report of the work that PGWI and its network members have done over the past five years entitled Philadelphia Heroes in the Global Fight for Clean Water and Sanitation.  We very much thank all who have contributed to our five years of work!

This document is available for viewing and downloading here:  5 Year Report

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