The Peer Water Exchange (PWX), is an innovative global online network, that empowers water groups to increase capacity and collaborative on funding and initiatives, enforces collaboration and transparency through open peer review, creates a global clearinghouse for all water transactions; and leverages this information to increase water project effectiveness and sustainability.
PWX addresses the challenge of scale by creating an internet platform (www.peerwater.org) to connect, empower, and leverage field resources using a radically different peer review process. PWX reduces bureaucracy while increasing transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness and by enforcing collaboration and cooperation. Through crowd sourcing, PWX also increases the resources available for monitoring and evaluation at very low costs to show long-term impact and results. PWX aggregates and facilitates many diverse solutions and resources targeting the global water and sanitation crisis.
The portal helps manage funding for water and sanitation projects in 27 countries to serve the poorest who lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Peer reviews are used for sharing, learning, and improving. All of the proposals, reviews and funding are 100% transparently managed. Since 2005, Peer Water Exchange has been using maps, peer review, crowd-sourcing, transparency, decentralized decision- making, and participatory decision-making to grow into theworld’s largest repository of water and sanitation projects.