Smarter Solutions for a Thirsty Planet
PWX is the water sector's global exchange - to select, fund, manage, and assess impact of all water and sanitation projects.
Philanthropy 2.0
            creates collaboration
                                    is decentralized and scalable
uses crowdsourcing                           is transparent
                empowers through participatory decision-making
                                                creates verifiable impact
In India, sanitation efforts have failed miserably and everyone is trying to change behaviour at the beneficiary level. PWX is trying to change institutional behaviour change in the funding and implementing communities - analogous challenges. Its an important question: can the sector cause the impact without changing internally first?
Rahul Bakare
Director Programmes Arghyam
PWX addresses the challenge of scale! By dividing up the work and increasing the number of expert resources at very low cost, PWX can manage thousands of small-scale projects for the long-term: from funding to impact. PWX helps competitors become collaborators; as they work together, learn, and share, we create the impact we desire. Field tools like SMS and mobile phones combine with PWX AnalytiX - the first set of business intelligence tools in WASH - enable effortless tracking of projects, portfolios, and verifiable impact.
To build toilets is easy, but to shift people's mind and hearts is the real work.

Software is more important than hardware.
Ishwar Patel
In addition to being the only scalable, map-driven, and transparent platform in the WASH sector, PWX is the only participatory decision-making system where empowered applicants weigh in on funding decisions. A collaborative, transparent, and efficient exchange, PWX combines people, process, and technology to help make a verifiable dent in the global water crises.
Work & Network - Mapped!
See all proposals, projects, and members on the water sector's first and still leading interactive map.
PWX Tool Set PWX MetriX PWX SANtraX PWX AnalytiX PWX Android

How PWX Can Help You

The PWX vision. How PWX MetriX and PWX AnalytiX help the sector.
Quotes from members, experts, and process innovators.
Summary Maps of PWX members, activity, and funding in 26 countries.

PWX Snapshot

Stories of Water

Blue Planet Network celebrates the launch of Stories of Water. Explore our vibrant collection of photos and stories shining a light on the people and projects bringing clean water to communities across the globe.
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Water is life. Pass it on.    

Member Spotlight
Tei Wa Wo
Member Since: November 2008
Office in: Kenya

Get Involved

  • Join PWX and use it to manage your water investment portfolio or make your project history come alive.
  • Donate and maximize the impact of your contribution using PWX's peer-review and long-term impact assessment processes.
  • Volunteer as a citizen journalist and help verify our progress against the water crisis!