About

History

CWSN was started by three colleagues that met at the University of Texas at Austin. Fueled by passion from years of individual involvement in water and sanitation projects, and inspired by the enthusiasm of the students who participated in workshops hosted by Clubes de Ciencia Mexico in January 2015, they traveled to Oaxaca that September. While in Oaxaca, they gave invited seminars at local universities on their areas of scientific expertise. From meeting with the local students and feeling their enthusiasm for the their drinking water challenges the tres amigos were inspired to help and find an avenue to continue working together post graduate school. CWSN was founded with the goal to provide hands on water research opportunities for students from underprivileged communities. We hope to equip locals with the knowledge and tools necessary to improve drinking water in their communities and share the research skills we have developed during the course of our doctoral studies.

Who we are

Clean Water Science Network is a 100% volunteer run organization. A group of core directors handle organizational operations (e.g., fundraising/financial reporting, website maintenance, etc.) and steer the long-term visioning for CWSN. The directors are supported by additional volunteers for execution of specific programs. YOU are considered part of the CWSN family when you participate as a mentor/mentee/invited speaker, donate, or volunteer to spearhead educational outreach or new research program!

CWSN Directors

ANNE MIKELONIS, PH.D., P.E.

FOUNDING MEMBER

CO-DIRECTOR

FARITH DIAZ, PH.D.

FOUNDING MEMBER

​CO-DIRECTOR

LEWIS STETSON ROWLES, PH.D.

FOUNDING MEMBER

​CO-DIRECTOR

REINALDO E. ALCALDE, PH.D.

​CO-DIRECTOR

SOYOON KUM, PH.D.

​CO-DIRECTOR

2022/2023 CWSN Mentorship Coordinators

EMILY FLOESS

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

ROSA CUPPARI

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

ZHAOXUN (NANCY) YANG

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

KARI NORRIS

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

GILLIAN PALINO

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

JAMES HOLYOKE

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

ORI SOKER

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Clean Water Science Network’s Partnership Policy

CWSN welcomes opportunities to work with other organizations and individuals to advance water education, outreach, and research opportunities. We have experience conducting virtual mentoring, administering fellowship programs, executing hands on STEM education events, and designing community-based research projects. As a 501c(3) with a network of mentees and mentors from across Latin America and the U.S., we would be excited to explore potential ways to contribute to the broader impact of your grant proposals. If interested in collaborating please contact our board of directors via email at admin@cleanwaterscience.org with a description of your project, how it relates to CWSN’s mission, and proposed partnership.


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Articles of incorporation

Clean Water Science Network (CWSN) connects communities with their environment by leading programs in research and education. We are currently incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in North Carolina, USA. CWSN shall provide its Internal Revenue forms 990, 990-T, 1023 and 5227, bylaws, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements to the general public for inspection free of charge. The documents shall be posted in a format that allows an individual using the Internet to access, download, view and print them in a manner that exactly reproduces the image of the original document filed with the IRS (except information exempt from public disclosure requirements, such as contributor lists).

We actively seek opportunities to develop new project ideas and partnerships. If you have interest in collaborating with us please contact us at: admin@cleanwaterscience.org


Financials

We realize that you care about seeing where your donation is being used. 2018 was the first year we accepted donations. We strive to effectively use each donation with full accountability and transparency.


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