Chair: Chelsea Durante

Staff: Katelyn Todesco

Council: External Affairs

NEWWA and Water For People

NEWWA supports Water For People, which is a not-for-profit organization that helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene education programs.

NEWWA has a local Water For People Committee, whose main focus is fundraising for Water For People. They do this via a biennial gala, raffle at NEWWA's December Monthly Meeting each year, and a silent auction held each year at NEWWA's annual conference. These efforts have resulted in more than a hundred thousand dollars going to Water For People over the years, helping ensure proper sanitation for thousands in developing countries.

Be sure to become a fan of Water For People and Water For People New England on Facebook.

Visit the national Water For People Web site for full details on this charity organization.

Water For People - Progress Starts with Water from Water For People on Vimeo.

NEWWA/NEWEA Biennial Water For People Kentucky Derby Gala - Saturday, May 5, 2018

The NEWWA and New England Water Environment Association Water For People Committees join forces every other year to host a gala to raise money for Water For People. Water works professions and friends gathered on May 5th at the Dane Estate in Chestnut Hill, MA, for the Kentucky Derby themed gala. There was food, lawn games, dancing, and a live stream of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.


With your help, we’ve raised more than $215,000 for Water For People since the first gala in 2004. In that time, Water For People has grown to become a recognized leader of water and sanitation development.

Thank you 2018 WFP Gala Sponsors!

Triple Crown Sponsor 

Secretariat Sponsors




Jockey Sponsors

Connecticut Water Company - DN Tanks - Flygt Products - A Xylem Brand - GHD Inc.

Pennichuck Water Works - Woodard & Curran

Rose Sponsors

Dewberry - Evoqua Water Technologies - Holland Company - R.H. White Construction - Underwood Engineers

Past Committee Events

Water For People Deer Island Dash 5K Run/Walk - 2017


Water For People Gala - 2016