January 15, 2021

Out and About with Safe Water Network: Recent Media Coverage and Sector Outreach

  • Online magazine Entrepreneur India published “Safeguarding Potable Water During COVID-19 and Technology” penned by Vice President of Knowledge and Partnerships Poonam Sewak. The piece highlights how Safe Water Network is using innovation and technology to improve the resilience, reliability, and sustainability of water, especially under the current COVID-19 pandemic
  • Leading Indian news outlet The CSR Journal, a, published a piece on the launch of a joint handwashing campaign under the USAID Sustainable Enterprises for Water and Health (SEWAH) project. In honor of October’s Global Handwashing Day, partners JanaJal, USAID, and Safe Water Network implemented 15 days of handwashing-focused activities in two Water Knowledge Resource Centers (WKRCs) located in and around Delhi.
  • SVP of Advancement Venky Raghavendra co-authored an opinion piece with Ashoka Young Changemaker Garvita Gulhati (a speaker at our September youth convening) on how communities can become more water resilient.
  • Venky also showcased our work to the global Tamil community in a virtual event hosted by diaspora network MNM Nanbargal.
  • On behalf of the SEWAH project, Safe Water Network India convened a session for the 2020 University of North Carolina Water + Health Conference. The session focused on the WKRCs deployed under SEWAH, which leverage water ATMs to sensitize the public on clean water, hygiene, water conservation, COVID-19 prevention, and other issues to improve public health.
  • At the 2020 Mole Conference in Ghana, Safe Water Network Ghana joined a panel entitled “WASH in Emergencies,” convened by the Ministry for Sanitation and Water Resources. Joseph Ampadu-Boakye, Market Development and Partnerships Manager, delivered a presentation on the impact of the government’s free water mandate on SWEs, highlighting ways to increase SWE resilience during public health emergencies. 
  • To commemorate its eleventh anniversary, Safe Water Network India developed the Knowledge Compendium of guidelines, assessments, tools, practices, and learnings from the field documented over the years to help the scale-up of safe, affordable water solutions that increase access for the underserved in India.