Safe Water Network

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Safe Water Network
Safe Water Network logo.svg
Founded2006
Founders
TypeInternational Development, NGO
Location
Area served
Ghana, India
CEO
Kurt Soderlund
Websitesafewaternetwork.org

Safe Water Network is a nonprofit organization co-founded in 2006 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman along with other civic and business leaders.[1] The organization was founded to help address the evidence gap in off-grid water systems as to what was working, what wasn't and why. Today Safe Water Network works with the private and public sector to overcome the obstacles to local sustainability and scale. They empower communities, work with national, regional and local government authorities in India and Ghana, as well as partner with NGOs and private sector foundations and companies.[1][2] With offices in Accra, New Delhi and New York, Safe Water Network oversees field initiatives to develop and refine models that can be taken to scale. They also foster best practice through publications, workshops and other events. Some of their partners include: Merck & Co, PepsiCo Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Newman's Own Foundation.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b c Kaye, Leon (October 9, 2012). "How Safe Water Network's Partnership With Companies Benefits the World's Poor". Triple Pundit. Triple Pundit. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  2. ^ Fabrikant, Mel (January 23, 2014). "800 Million People Have No Safe or Clean Drinking Water Says Distinguished Speaker Dan Paynter of Safe Water Network". www.paramuspost.com. The Paramus Post. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  3. ^ Web, Ghana (June 2, 2013). "NGO provides safe water for Akateng". www.ghanaweb.com. Ghana Web. Retrieved 1 July 2014.