The Global for Water Sustainability Program (GLOWS) is a consortium of organization led by Florida International University in Miami that received a four-year, $28 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to provide clean water to communities in West Africa. The West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program will fund clean water projects in Ghana, Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso. Less than 10 percent of the rural populations in three of these four countries have access to reliable safe water supplies.
People in these areas will be trained in rain-water harvesting, filtering, and water recycling methods. Part of the grant will be used to train government officials in these countries on water management policies and procedures.