WATER FOR PEOPLE

Everyone Forever

General

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Organization Name
WATER FOR PEOPLE
Tagline
Everyone Forever
English-Language Website URL
Type of organization
nonprofit,
Year Founded
1991
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HQ Location: City, Country
Denver, CO | USA
HQ Mailing Address
100 E. Tennessee Avenue, Denver, CO 80209 | USA
Primary Contact and General Inquiries
100 E. Tennessee Ave.
Denver, CO 80209
info@waterforpeople.org
+1 720.488.4590
History

Water and sanitation infrastructure isn’t just part of what we do, it is in our DNA. Born out of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, Water For People was established in 1991.

In the early 1980s, Ken Miller, with CH2M and a former president of AWWA; Wayne Weiss, with Black & Veatch; and John B. Mannion, a former executive director of AWWA, shared the vision of a world where all people have access to safe water and adequate sanitation. The three joined forces to support Water For People’s creation and future as a leader in social responsibility and innovation in the sector.

We continue to have a very strong partnership with AWWA, the Water Environment Federation, the Water Quality Association, the National Association of Water Companies, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies.

For us, it isn’t just about building wells, installing toilets, and setting up pumps. We’re looking to create long-lasting water and sanitation infrastructure by talking to local community members, governments, and business owners. We want to find out how they live and what they need to feel healthy, safe, empowered, and successful. We’re designing solutions based off of long-term needs and long lives. We don’t want to be around forever, but we want these systems and services to last for generations to come.

Activity

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Mission

At Water for People, we envision a world where every person has access to reliable and safe drinking water and sanitation.

Water For People exists to develop high quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. We have five core values:

  • Accountability – to communities, partners and each other
  • Courage – to innovate, to risk, to lead
  • Empowerment – of citizens, families and local institutions
  • Partnership – on the ground, in the sector and at all levels of government
  • Transparency – in what we do, what it costs and what is working
Country (or countries) where active
Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, India