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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 Africa. We fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities. Learn More

  • 1 in 10 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 water born disease

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Well Aware builds 100% sustainable wells and water systems


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Since our first project was implemented in 2010, we have doubled 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 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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In addition to our Brand Partnership opportunities, Well Aware has sponsorship options for events and programs we have throughout the year. Click below to learn more about available sponsorship packages for all of our upcoming events! Learn More


Read The Latest:

Well Aware Honors Dr. Auma Obama & The Patt Christopher Project with Global Impact Awards

November 1, 2018


Austin Nonprofit Celebrates Former President Obama’s Half Sister & Local Philanthropists at ‘Rockin’ in a Winter Waterland’ at Central Austin Library on December 1

(Austin, TX)-- Well Aware is pleased to announce that humanitarian, author and activist Dr. Auma Obama, and Dallas philanthropists Newton Hopkins, Caitlin Bonner, Blake Bonner, and Monica Hopkins of The Patt Christopher Project will...


Sarah Evans Announces New Water Initiative

November 1, 2018

Austin Woman Magazine


It’s been an interesting couple of days in Austin this week. I woke up to a text from my mom letting me know there was a boil notice for our Austin city water. At 5am, I didn’t think too much of it, really… I proceeded with my morning routine - stumbling to the coffee pot and clumsily washing the dishes from the night before - and, I just added in an extra step. I wrangled my largest pot out of the cabinet, filled it with water, and lit the burner to boil it.

I announced to my 6 year-old, after she slithered out of bed an hour later, that we couldn’t drink the water from the faucet...


With World Water Week in the rearview mirror but still on our minds, it’s important to review why there was a global decision to dedicate a week to this issue. Many of us were taught in school that water was undoubtedly a renewable resource, but in today’s world, that claim is now being contested. As our supply of groundwater steadily decreases and our natural waters (both fresh and salt) continue to be polluted, the prospect of ever-flowing clean water is one that shrinks more and more each year. This is why the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), created the Stockholm Water...


Sarah Evans Bringing Water to East Africa

September 20, 2018

ATX Unbound


A Conversation with Well Aware

September 17, 2018

Impact Hub Austin