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Global Water Institute


GWI aligns its mission and objectives with respect to the SDGs mandates on water and environmental security


About Global Water Institute


In an era of ever-changing global environment and its challenges, the  Global Water Institute (GWI) provides strategic insights on leadership  in the promotion of a unique approach linking water and  environmental security, peace and development. 

GWI is a non-governmental  organization providing water-related services for environment security, sustainable development and societal stability.

GWI's mission is to assist countries in environmental security and societal stability  by training and working with marginalized groups in the field of water-related programs. 

GWI strives to remain the most highly valued  institution for its pioneering and specialized action in the  reintegration of former child-soldiers through water related programs.

Founded  in 2008 at the height of both the global water and global financial  crises, GWI is dedicated to the simple but urgent goal of remediating  the dual issue of global warming and unemployed marginalized groups by contributing to their  socio-reintegration and thereby enabling civilians to live peacefully. 

GWI conducts research and  analysis and develops policy initiatives aiming at bringing peace and  populations' stability. One of the GWI's mandates is to attract a large  network of affiliated scholars focusing their expertise on water and environmental security, conflict prevention and  peace-building, sustainable development, and human stability.

GWI's programs also call upon democratic  participation including deprived populations. 

GWI's core activities are made possible by the generous support of individuals and organizations' donors.

GWI  does not take specific policy positions; accordingly, all views  expressed in any publications on its website, should be understood to be  solely those of the authors(s). 

GWI's Added Value


Global Water Institute (GWI) is the most highly valued institution for its pioneering action in the social reintegration of marginalized groups.       


GWI’s initiative is a holistic approach linking water and environmental security, peace and development, and sustainable reintegration of marginalized groups.


Water insecurity brings into play fundamental questions relative to the right to life, human and social rights and the area of the common good. The unequal distribution of water poses crucial problems to democracy and power in contemporary societies, at a local level as much as at the global level.

All over the world, water is fundamental to our lives. Water is intricately linked to environmental security, human stability, and large scale socioeconomic development. 

Water-related issues carry significant environmental, societal and economic burdens.

Climate change at the source of global warming poses a substantial threat to the world’s water security as well and has contributed to water stress, drought, desertification and hunger.

Its effects are already felt worldwide, but developing countries are the hardest hit.

Some of the challenges these countries face involve rapid population growth and migration from neighboring countries due to internal or inter-regional conflict. These burdens further increase the potential  conflicts within and between states.  

GWI acts as a catalyst, advocate and trainer in the consolidation of interstate peace and water, environment  security and climate change's dialogues.

The Sixth Goal of the UN Sustainable Development


Water security combined with  environmental security result in human security. In essence, the latter is the nexus for population's  health and freedom, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity. 

Worldwide, over2 billion people are affected by water stress and scarcity. This situation will be exacerbated  with population growth and the effects of climate change. 

Achieving universal access to drinking water and other hygienic-related services remains a major challenges. Meeting them is crucial to further progress in the overall human security, especially in health, education and poverty eradication.

The GWI's focus on the reintegration of  marginalized groups through water-related projects is another dimension that requires deeper reflection on how water can be accessible by all and serves, at the same time, as a tool for peace and conflict prevention.

GWI's Expected Results

  • An increase in the number of reintegrated former child soldiers and the improvement of their socioeconomic conditions
  • An increase in the percentage of the population with access to water
  • An increase in the number of households, primary schools and public places with access to water
  • A decrease in maternal, infant and juvenile mortality rates
  • A decrease in the amount of violence against women
  • A decrease in the rate of prevalence of HIV

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  • Effects related to water stress impact 44 percent of the population in the world.

  • By 2025 global freshwater stress will have accelerated further in a substantial manner due to increased population and water use, especially in regions as the north of Africa and the Middle East.


  • By 2050, approximately 5 billion people will have felt the effects related to freshwater scarcity. 

  • Information contained in these papers and reports provides current data on: Global Water Security;Water and Climate Change; Water and Sanitation;Status of Women and Children vis-à-vis safe drinking water scarcity in developing countries; Water and Cities and; the impact of Climate Change on water and CO2 increase.


Through a face-to-face dialogue, ex-combatants in  Burundi said to the Global Water Institute that they need training in  water resources' management. GWI uses mediation skills to guide  ex-combatants and local governments through the process of dialogue  using their needs and their rights in terms of water-related values.