Why Join the Peer Water Exchange?
A combination of a human network, a process, and a technology platform, PWX revolutionizes philanthropy and project management.
PWX is the water sector's clearinghouse,
global marketplace to select, fund, manage, and track the impact of all
water and sanitation projects collaboratively, efficiently, and verifiably.
Our stakeholder matrix
shows how PWX benefits the stakeholders in the water sector.
PWX invites funders
, implementers, intermediaries
, and observers
interested in long-term real impact.
Funders - Let PWX Manage Your Water Portfolio
Small or large, we can manage your water sector investments and ensure the lowest cost for maximum reach,
using our peer review process, our network of members, and our pioneering platform.
If you represent a funding institution eager to see its funding reach its full potential,
and seek collaboration, innovation, and transparency, PWX is for you.
Funders for water and sanitation projects have many options in using the PWX platform.
They can have their funding in water and sanitation determined through PWX, or have their
projects managed through PWX or both.
Funders can direct their resources thematically or geographically, using our interactive
project map to coordinate funding.
Interested funders can request membership in PWX by
or calling us.
How to Join PWX - Intermediaries & Implementers
Effective members for PWX are organizations who want to use
the PWX process
to scale-up their work and collaborate with
like-minded people around the world to solve the world's drinking water crisis.
PWX members think holistically, collaborate eagerly,
and work innovatively to make an impact in the water crisis.
A PWX member has responsibilities and duties to share and learn: review project and membership applications,
take part in dialog, and respond to peer requests.
The quantity and quality of this effort is what allows PWX (the platform and process)
to scale up and manage thousands of projects worldwide.
For its membership growth, PWX uses a peer review process to ensure that new members are personally and/or professionally
known to have successful track records, or are ready to commence their first project with support.
To become a member, an organization needs to be referred to join PWX by an existing PWX member and follow the process shown above.
The new organization will get an email invitation pointing to a one-page online application form that they need to fill out.
After submitting the form, the applicant will undergo peer review by existing members who decide whether to accept the applicant.
How to Participate as an Observer
Without requiring membership, we make it easy for individuals and groups to
become part of a global force to solve the world's water crisis.
Impact assessment is vital to see how many water projects are successful,
how they transform the lives of the thirsty, and how they are in turn transformed by the community.
Water agencies and specialists do in-depth analysis of the impact of water on health, education,
livelihoods, women's status, agriculture, and the local economy.
However, it is only possible to conduct such analysis on a tiny fraction of the projects.
We believe that there is a simpler, yet meaningful and valuable assessment that can be done by volunteers
to cover a significant fraction of water projects.
We seek volunteers to visit projects and let us know if it is working or not, take pictures, video, and interview community members.
With the help of volunteers, PWX can track long-term operation and impacts of projects even years after completion,
making observers an integral part
of PWX bringing projects to life.