Smart Water for Green Schools

The Smart Water for Green Schools (SWGS) project is our flagship on-the-ground activity for providing sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation to tens of thousands of people in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, with more countries coming online in the future.

By equipping schools and communities with rainwater harvesting systems, wells and boreholes, plus providing ecological sanitation facilities, SWGS provides concrete solutions to improve the lives of people living in water poverty.

Launched in 2010, the project also works to promote the sharing of water between countries that have access to the same source, in that way reducing tensions over this increasingly scarce resource. SWGS is currently providing safe drinking water to more than 70,000 people within around 70 communities in Argentina, Bolivia, China, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mexico and Ukraine.

What we do

The Smart Water for Green Schools (SWGS) project was launched in the Volta region of Ghana in February 2010. Since then, it has expanded to around 70 water-scarce communities in Ghana, Bolivia, Argentina, China, Ivory Coast and Ukraine.

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