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Well Aware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Austin, Texas, that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in East Africa. We fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and empower communities. Learn More

  • 1 in 7 people lack access
  • to clean water
  • Women and girls spend 6 hours
  • every day collecting water

Every 90 seconds, a child dies from a preventable waterborne disease

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Well Aware builds 100% successful wells and water systems

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Well Aware has impacted over a quarter of a million people to date.

Lasting clean water in a community means:


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Since our first project was implemented in 2010, we have increased our project capacity every year, and we have growing teams of experts who ensure our projects are completed on time, with integrity, and with the most cost-effective use of donor dollars. Our project planning and execution includes our own thorough technical evaluation and oversight, strategic nonprofit partnerships to further community success, hygiene and sanitation training, and community empowerment and support. Well Aware conducts regular evaluations of all completed projects, but most of our partner communities no longer need us. Read about our teams implementing our work and the partner organizations we have selected to increase our impact.

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Become A Partner

Well Aware has many options for your brand to get involved with our work. We have sponsorship opportunities for events or projects, and a number of activities to engage your employees with clean water impact. Click here to learn more about how you can become a partner! Learn More


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Women in Tech: Water Project Resiliency & How it Drives Ongoing Empowerment

August 19, 2021

Join us Thursday, August 19th at 11am ET/10am CT to meet with women of Well Aware and Well Beyond. One nonprofit and one for-profit working together to end the global water crisis and change the way the water sector works. This team of women works every day to bring clean water to communities in East Africa through long-lasting, reliable, and 100% successful water systems where the average success rate is 40%.

This team also developed a smartphone app that...


Breaking Ground with Well Aware

July 23, 2021

By Elaine Tu

Alas! Not that international travel restrictions have opened up a bit, we’re able to enjoy going out more, reunite with our fellow fully vaccinated friends and family, and have exciting new projects for the last half of 2021. Travel restrictions opening up is major, and not necessarily for leisure due to the threat of the Delta variant, but for humanitarian efforts as well.


Early in July, the Well Aware team in Kenya joined water service providers from all across Kenya gathered at the Lake Naivasha resort for the Water & Sanitation Conference, hosted by the Water Service Providers Association and focused on the theme of unlocking the potential of women and youth for sustainable water and sanitation services. This in itself is a major milestone, as women and youth are two primary groups that encounter water, sanitation, and hygiene challenges on a regular basis, if not daily.


Recognize Good - 2021 Ethics in Business Awards

June 3, 2021

Well Aware was the recipient of the 2021 Ethics in Business Award - Nonprofit Category. Watch the recorded award ceremony below.