The Millennium Water Alliance Convenes and Influences Governments, the Private Sector, and Non-Governmental Organizations to Accelerate Global Progress in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene


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Elynn Walter,

Elynn Walter is an international advocacy expert with IRC, a Dutch organization focused on supporting governments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for water and sanitation by 2030. She is part of the Watershed – empowering citizens strategic partnership. Based in Washington DC, she also leads IRC’s partnerships in the United States.

Prior to IRC, Ms. Walter was the Sustainability Director at the former WASH Advocates (2012-2015) and worked with corporations, foundations, civic groups, academia and implementing organizations to improve their WASH investments and programs. She has worked both in private industry as well as for the US Department of State. Her interest in water, sanitation and hygiene stems from her experience as a Community Health Educator for the Peace Corps in Turkmenistan. Ms. Walter received her Master of Public Health from George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University.