About GIWA

GIWA Launch Puja
Since the dawn of history, faith has provided a foundation from which social norms develop. It is to faith leaders that billions are drawn to in times of joy and sorrow, as well as in the search for inner meaning. As teachers to the masses, the words of faith leaders motivate, persuade and enable. Through their speech and actions, they can bring about change in ways that others, quite simply, cannot.

An estimated 5 billion people across the world are members of religious communities, underscoring the critical role religious leaders can play in addressing seemingly intractable problems – such as access to safe water and sanitation.

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) is world’s first initiative that is engaging the planet’s many faiths as allies in efforts to create a world where every human being has access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and proper hygiene.

GIWA envisions a water-secure world in which safe and sustainable drinking water and improved sanitation will be accessible for all.

Learn about our launch at UNICEF Headquarters Here.

Find updates about our work, including our project to provide drinking water to four million children and our meetings with world leaders and celebrities to bring about WASH for all here.

HRH Prince Charles and Pujya Swamiji discuss GIWA

HRH Prince Charles and GIWA Co-Founder, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji discuss GIWA at GIWA’s Southern Secretariat at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, India


Macklemore performs GIWA Ceremony

Top recording artist, Macklemore, performs a GIWA water ceremony with prayers for water, sanitation and hygiene for all


Shri Shindeji -Shri Rawatji- Shri Mooji and Pujya Swamiji with GIWA Brochures

India’s Union Home Minister, Honourable Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, Honourable Shri Harish Rawatji the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, HH Mooji and GIWA Co-Founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji at GIWA’s Southern Secretariat in India.
View the GIWA brochure they are holding at http://www.i-wash.org/publications/.


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