Our Mission
Global Water Brigades serves as a catalyst for broader based change in health, education, and infrastructure.  GWB connects water professionals with community leaders and empowers motivated villages by providing the seed capital and resources needed to attain safe drinking water and create sustainable change in underserved communities.

Global Water Brigades, at its core, seeks to empower students and community leaders.  Each brigade works with Honduran community leaders to conduct research, plan projects, and oversee the construction of an improved water system.  Our projects include constructing gravity water systems, wells, purification systems, sanitation education and a variety of new, innovative ideas provided to us by students and experts. Through our work, we aim to support these Honduran communities to make positive and lasting changes for the future while simultaneously empowering future international development workers to reach their full potential as global change agents.  



Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease worldwide, ending more lives every year than all forms of violence.  Of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation, 90% are children under 5 years old.  Increased use of improved water and sanitation has many benefits: a significant reduction in disease; averted health-related costs; and time savings associated with having water and sanitation facilities located closer to home.  Time saved translates into higher productivity and school attendance, more leisure time, and other less tangible benefits, such as convenience and well-being, all of which can have an economic impact.  If not tackled decisively, lack of sanitation and clean water prevents and undermines progress in reducing poverty, achieving universal primary education, and improving public health.