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.


Applications are open for the Clean Water Science Network 2021-2022 Mentorship Program Cohort!!

For interested mentees from Latin America, please visit this link:

For interested mentors with graduate degrees (Masters or PhD) - or currently in graduate school, with water-related research experience, please visit this link:

We look forward to receiving your applications!!

DUE DATE: October 1st, 2021



We are pleased to announce the winners of the CWSN ENRICHMENT FELLOWSHIP 2021



This year 12 recipients were selected! They are from six different countries in Latin America. All participants of 2019/2020 or 2018/2019 CWSN mentorship program participants. Big congratulations!!


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.



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Mentorship Program's Webinars

Fall 2020/Spring 2021

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𝗖𝗪𝗦𝗡 𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 2021


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CWSN created a new opportunity for undergraduates and recent graduates from Latin America last year. This year is the second year of 𝗖𝗪𝗦𝗡 𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽. CWSN Enrishment fellowship provides funding for a community-based project, graduate school preparation (e.g., GRE or TOEFL classes), or any other academic activity.


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

Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey, 1957.