Updated Apr 03, 2018

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Clean Water Pilot Alliance (CWPA)

The Clean Water Pilot Alliance (CWPA): a sustainable and affordable model linking water security to humanitarian assistance, religion, and energy to advance innovation in the Middle East.

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Laura Gagliardone

Stage 3: Proof of Concept

The overall goal of the proposed alliance is to ensure water security in the Middle East through implementing the Clean Water Pilot Project designed and conceptualized by Waypoint Navigation, LLC.

Focus Areas:

Economic Empowerment, Agriculture Water Management and Peace and Resilience

Economic Empowerment, Agriculture Water Management and Peace and ResilienceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey

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Countries Implemented In


The Middle East controls 70 percent of the world's known oil reserves but has less than 1.5% of the world’s renewable freshwater resources. Increasing demands on a limited, contested natural supply of fresh water, combined with changing climate, migration, and population growth stress the dwindling supply, exacerbating tensions within communities and countries. To mitigate the conflict and meet the basic human needs for water, a different path to water resources conservation, management and use must be pursued. New transformational approaches to water-related challenges that engage communities, promote local solutions, and include citizen-focused education must be identified and rapidly brought to scale, zeroing in on water conservation, productivity, storage, supply and reuse.



The CWPA will accelerate innovations through pursuing the following objectives:

1. Water Efficiency and Reduction of Water Waste

2. Water Capture and Storage

3. Water Productivity

4. Dissemination, Adoption and Scaling.

Target Beneficiaries

Citizens of the Middle East, especially women and youth.

Mission and Vision

The anticipated outputs are: improved technology for water supply and irrigation and energy; augmented clean water and energy access; and organized collaboration with security professionals.

The anticipated outcomes are: trained local institutions and people on water security; enhanced population’s participation; demonstrated improvement of water sanitation, hygiene, and energy distribution in the region; and cleaned up water of rivers.

Innovation Description

The approach is focused on bringing a self-sustaining, ongoing, expanding clean water delivery system to the poor, while providing a visible and tangible willingness to strengthen the relationship among the stakeholders operating in the Middle East. The Clean Water Pilot Project will have a regional basic model to be implemented in three [3] years and tailored to local needs. And its components will advance innovation through sustainable solutions. Specifically:

A) The Clean Water Bank will: receive the grant to implement the Clean Water Pilot Project, set up a local banking system, transfer of funds to the local managers, install an M&E system, create a fund to receive future grants and/or loans, create a system to return 100% of the loans, and create Self Help Groups (SHGs), especially for women.

B) The Clean Water Youth will: train on water security related issues, develop informational materials, keep track of the project progress and the increased knowledge on water security related issues through the implemented M&E system, create job opportunities for youth, and enhance dialogue and friendship between Intel/military personnel and young people and women.

C) The Clean Water School will ensure the sustainability of the Clean Water Bank and Youth components in the long-term.

Competitive Advantage

1. Demonstrated improved access to water sanitation and hygiene services
2. Demonstrated improved energy distribution in the region
3. Demonstrated increase of awareness and accountability around water sanitation and hygiene issues in the region
4. Demonstrated increase of social inclusion and social cohesion as well as population's empowerment
5. Demonstrated creation of job opportunities for women and youth around water related issues
6. Demonstrated reduction of recruitment of youth by armed groups thanks to employment options created by the CWPA
7. Demonstrated reduction of conflicts on water resources
8. Demonstrated increase of collaboration with security professionals operating in the region
9. Demonstrated ability to return loans to funders
10. Demonstrated contribution to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda, especially Goal 6, 7, and 11.


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