Dr. Gangarosa long recognized that Atlanta is a nexus for scientific research and technical innovation in the area of water, sanitation, hygiene and health (WASH). His persistence in hosting meetings of WASH researchers and implementers in Atlanta led to the vision and then the establishment of the Center for Global Safe Water (CGSW) at Emory in 2004.
We recognize that we share One Water and that we need to conserve and protect that water so that everyone can have access to sufficient, safe water. There is a global need for innovative and sustainable WASH approaches and technologies, and our experience has demonstrated that solutions can be adapted and applied in many different settings.
We also recognize the power of our multi-disciplinary partnerships within the Center – scientists in diverse, top-notch institutions, with complementary skills, who are united by the common goal to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene throughout the world. Together, we will change the state of global WASH through applied research; monitoring, evaluation and learning; and partnerships for training and capacity building.
Christine L. Moe
Director, Center for Global Safe WASH
Eugene J. Gangarosa Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation
Hubert Department of Global Health
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University