Join Salva in NYC & NJ for

World Water Day Events

March 23 - 25


Salva will also speak in Washington March 20 at Congressional Briefing.
Details below.

10th Annual Human Rights Conference at Kean University

Half-Empty - The Depths of the Global Water Crisis

Friday, March 24, 2017

WFSS Founder Salva Dut will be a keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Human Rights Conference at Kean University in Union, NJ. Join Salva and WFSS, along with Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast.

Special fundraising dinner for WFSS Thursday, March 23! See below.

Turning on the tap and getting clean water to quench our thirst, wash our bodies and cook our food cannot be taken for granted. The United Nations has declared that access to safe and sanitary water is an inalienable human right, yet more than one in ten people around the world—about 663 million people—lack access to sanitary water. This global crisis is evident in communities facing contamination, infrastructure problems and water scarcity around the world. Together, we can end this threat to human survival.

Join us at the 10th Annual Conference of the Human Rights Institute at Kean University.

An Evening with Salva Dut at Kean University
Thursday, March 23

Meet Salva Dut and John Prendergast, the Anne Evans Estabrook Senior Human Rights Fellow at Kean.

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. VIP Reception* at Ursino
STEM Building 1075 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ

6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Free and open discussion with Salva Dut
STEM Auditorium

Book signing following discussion, in STEM Lobby:
Salva will sign copies of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

VIP tickets, $40, available for purchase at Kean Stages box office or online at:
Benefiting the Human Rights Institute at Kean University
and Water for South Sudan.

Salva Dut at Trinity Institute 2017, NYC

Just Water Family Day
Saturday, March 25, 10am–4pm
St. Paul’s Chapel at Trinity Church Wall Street

Water fun & education for the whole family

Come take part in an activity-filled exploration of water and climate change issues for kids of all ages.

This day-long event includes science shows, music, and storytelling, and features presentations by WFSS Founder Salva Dut at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.


10:00 am St. Paul’s opens/water activities for all ages

10:30 am Preschool Science Show “Water, Water, Water”

11:00 am Water activities for all ages

12:00 pm Weather Science Show for K-8th grade

1:00 pm  Salva speaks to teens/water activities for younger children

1:30 pm Spirit Men music

2:00 pm Water Justice stories from around the world with Tammy Hall

2:30 pm Spirit Men music

3:00 pm Salva speaks to younger children/water activities for older kids & teens

3:30 pm Water Justice stories from around the world with Tammy Hall

Salva's talk is part of Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice, March 22-24
At Trinity Church and also webcast live
Register for Trinity Institute 2017 Conference.

Salva in DC for Panel Discussion

Exploring the Links Between Food, Nutrition Security & WASH

Monday, March 20, 2017
1:30 - 2:30 pm

122 Cannon House Office Building
27 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003


Jeremiah Nyagah, Kenya Operations Director, World Vision

Vanessa Kummer, North Dakota Lead Farmer, Farm Journal Foundation

Salva Dut, Founder and Senior Advisor, Water for South Sudan


Moderator: Saharah Moon Chapotin, Deputy Assistant to the Administrator Bureau for Food Security, USAID

The passage of both the Water for the World and the Global Food Security Act represent the strength of the bipartisan commitment to international development and foreign assistance. The resulting strategies they mandate also highlight how intertwined food and nutrition, agriculture and WASH outcomes are to each other. Join us for a timely discussion in advance of World Water Day and National Agriculture Day about these two sectors and the influences they have on each other.

This event will be widely attended.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by clicking HERE.

   This event is off the record.

2016-17 Iron Giraffe Challenge is on!

Join schools across the US and around the world who are helping raise funds to replace our "Iron Giraffe."

Over 140 schools now registered.

Pledge forms due now. All funds must be donated online or postmarked by March 31, 2017.

Details and information available on the

WFSS Iron Giraffe Challenge page.