Clean Water Science Network

Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of developing communities through educational outreach, fundamental scientific studies, and applied research projects focused on water and sanitation issues.

Millions of people around the globe lack a safe and reliable supply of drinking water 

​Since challenges faced by developing communities are best understood by those who live them daily, we strongly believe that the best way to encourage change is to build capacity at a local level. Many remarkable organizations exist to facilitate development projects, but few educational opportunities focused on the fundamentals of water and sanitation sciences are available to those with limited experience. ​We aim to fill this gap via programs targeted to empower the community members with the tools to improve their quality of life.

Looking for Mentors!

We are currently seeking graduate students and alumni that are interested in becoming mentors for Clean Water Science Network's 2023-2024 mentoring program! 

As a mentor, you will be paired with motivated and driven undergraduate students from Latin America interested in water-related graduate education. Your commitment would be 4-5 hrs per month and includes virtually meeting with your mentee and attending a structured set of monthly webinars and discussion groups (the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm CT, but recorded as well for those with occasional conflicts). 

Last year we had participants in the program from many different academic and professional institutions, providing awesome networking opportunities! This is also a great opportunity for networking!

If you have any questions, please email us at Feel free to share with anyone that might be interested!

If you are interested, please fill out this form by midnight on September 29th, 2023:


What we do


We run a mentorship program between undergraduate students in Latin America and graduate students in the US. 


We facilitate and fundraise for education and research programs aimed at bringing students from developing communities to work at at top-tier universities in the US and in their communities.


We lead educational workshops for high school and undergraduate students on water quality and treatment. 

Check out how the Mentorship Program
network has grown in 5 years

  2022-2023 Mentorship Program's Webinars

"If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in water." 

 Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey, 1957.