MWA Welcomes The Water Project as New Member

April 25, 2024, Washington, DC – The Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) welcomes its newest member organization, The Water Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing reliable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa since 2006. MWA, headquartered in Washington, DC, and Nairobi, Kenya, is the alliance of NGOs, research institutions, and private sector companies working in more than 100 countries to accelerate access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene.

MWA’s 21 members have a broad range of expertise in designing and implementing programs to improve water quality and bring first-time and improved access for millions of people in poor communities around the world. All MWA members must meet high standards for financial accountability, best practices in the field, and commitment to local empowerment in the communities where they work.

“On behalf of the Board, I am glad to warmly welcome The Water Project as a member of MWA, and look forward to their contributions, particularly in operations and maintenance and increasing localization. Their addition is consistent with MWA’s desire to attract new members that bring additional value to the current community,” said MWA Board Chair Sam Mwale. (All members must be approved by the Board of Directors.)

“At the Water Project, we’re thrilled to join the Millennium Water Alliance,” said Spencer Bogle, Director of Programs. “Our decision is grounded in our shared commitment to boosting water resilience and reliability worldwide. We have a unified vision of collaboration, continuous learning, and meaningful impact to ensure reliable, safe water access for all.”

The Water Project now works in Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Kenya, improving access right now for 887,600 people. As part of its core effort to make sure that water services are sustainable, it monitors 2,460 water points for continuing functionality.

The Millennium Water Alliance, founded in 2012, is one of the world’s leading collaborations in the sector, supporting its members through shared learning, convening on best practices and technology, and advocacy to governments and other stakeholders for greater investment in global water security, sanitation, and hygiene.

MWA’s member organizations work in more than 100 countries around the world to bring safe drinking water, better sanitation, and improved hygiene practices to more than 50 million people every year. See a full list of membershere, and more information on our consortium programs and our leadership in U.S. and global advocacy to governments for water, sanitation, and hygiene here.


For more information on this announcement or any other questions about MWA, contact John Sparks at and note in the subject line that you are responding to the “Water Project membership announcement”

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