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#RaiseItForward: Water For People and Absolut Elyx Invite People Around the World to Raise a Glass to Help Solve the Global Water Crisis

March 22, 2018

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2018 — From World Water Day, March 22, 2018 through Earth Day, April 22, 2018, people around the world are invited to take part in a social media movement called Raise It Forward.

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Water For People Announces New Regional Directors for Africa and Latin America

January 9, 2018

DENVER, January 9, 2018 — Water For People, a global nonprofit working to provide access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in nine countries, is pleased to welcome Samson Bekele as Regional Director for Africa and Daniel Oporto as Regional Director for Latin America.

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Water For People Announces New Additions To Board Of Directors

January 4, 2018

DENVER, January 4, 2018 — Water For People, a global nonprofit working to provide access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in nine countries is pleased to welcome Beatriz Bonnet, John Eckstein, and Irene Lofland to the Board of Directors.

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Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, in Partnership with Water For People Launches Water Program in Amravati District, Maharashtra

September 20, 2017

MAHARASHTRA, September 20, 2017 — Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care, in partnership with the nonprofit organisation Water For People India Trust, launched its Amravati Water initiative today in the Amravati District of Maharashtra.

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Water For People CEO, Eleanor Allen, Recognized for Her Global Impact on Water Quality

August 17, 2017

DENVER, August 17, 2017 — Eleanor Allen, P.E., BCEE – CEO of Water For People – was awarded by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) the prestigious 2017 WEF Fellows designation.

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Water For People Announces New Chief Programs Officer

June 26, 2017

DENVER, June 26, 2017 — Water For People, a global nonprofit working to provide access to improved water and sanitation services in nine developing countries, is pleased to announce Mark Duey as its new Chief Programs Officer.

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Water For People and the Tableau Foundation Harness the Power of Data to Bring Clean Water to More Than 7 Million People

April 7, 2017

DENVER, April 7, 2017 — Water For People has teamed up with the Tableau Foundation, an initiative led by the employees of Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), to leverage programmatic data in its mission to bring safe water and sanitation to international communities.

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Water For People CEO, Eleanor Allen, Named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur Of The Year

March 29, 2017

DENVER, March 29, 2017 — Eleanor Allen, CEO of Water For People, was honored today as a 2017 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Allen, along with fifteen other international professionals, was chosen by the board of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. The prestigious program acknowledges entrepreneurs’ innovative approaches and potential for impact in solving global social issues.

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Water For People to Help Over 100,000 Ugandans Gain Access to Safe Drinking Water Thanks to Grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

January 5, 2017

DENVER, January 5, 2017 — Water For People believes every person around the world deserves lasting access to safe water, and to help realize this vision it has received a three-year, $3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in support of its work in the rural Kamwenge District of Uganda.

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The National Association of Clean Water Agencies names Water For People as their nonprofit of choice

March 1, 2016

DENVER, March 1, 2016 — The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is the leading advocate for responsible policies that advance clean water in the United States. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Water For People, NACWA wishes to reaffirm and memorialize its commitment to support and collaborate with Water For People.

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