Global WaSH empowers communities around the world with WASH knowledge to create positive impacts. Our work addresses translational research questions to improve delivery of WASH services and bridge the knowledge gap among stakeholders, following these simple steps:



Identification of WASH priority needs of a community


Identification of WASH solutions based on needs and resources of a community


Implementation Monitoring | Baseline Surveys


Post-Implementation Monitoring | Data Analysis

Safe and sufficient WASH is essential to living a life in dignity and upholding human rights. It means that people are healthier and can pursue their dreams, but also the economy expands and we can shift the world into a transformative and resilient path. That is why we work with WASH.

Goal No. 6 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals calls for the world to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all. It also calls for adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation. We need to empower people to reach this goal. We know that improved WASH transforms people’s lives. That is why we are committed to reach sustainability in WASH services. 

Dr. Isis Mejias

DISCOVERY: We start a discovery process by learning what is already there. We identify WASH priority needs of a community by listening and learning from stakeholders. Then, we apply scientific techniques to assess existing water, sanitation, and hygiene resources to meet community needs within the broader context of local or regional water management.

STRATEGY: We select a strategy to meet the identified needs, along with local partners. We narrow WASH solutions and engage a wider range of stakeholders to evaluate the options and determine what works best for the local community. Everyone gets involved.

EXECUTION: Then comes the implementation with our partners. We build systems needed to move and treat water, as well as sanitation and hygiene infrastructure. We identify key WASH indicators needed to monitor functionality. We make sure there are people to monitor the water and sanitation systems. And, we spend time building capacity among stakeholders to monitor, repair, and manage water and sanitation systems.

EVALUATION: We monitor WASH programs by analyzing data. This lets us to determine if things are working and gives us and local partners the information to make modifications as necessary. All of this ensures a sustainable WASH service.