The Clean Water Institute of Calvin College is committed to an attainable goal. “It’s relatively easy to find water and treat water,” says director David Wunder. The hard part is maintaining water treatment and making it sustainable. That’s what makes the multidisciplinary efforts of CWICC so valuable.

By supporting projects, research and learning dedicated to real, lasting solutions for water safety, CWICC is not only addressing individual situations, but generating a steady stream of competent, inspired young people to address the problem. Drawing students and ideas from all different disciplines—engineering, political science, public health, international development, social work—the institute works for transformation not just in the communities they serve, but in the students and faculty involved.

How can I get involved?


Join the Calvin community in praying for the everyday operations of the institute, furthering kingdom work worldwide. Pray for our partnering communities around the globe, as we participate in service learning together.


Visit Calvin's support site to learn more about the ways that alumni and friends can financially support the Clean Water Institute.


Do you know of an ongoing clean water initiative? Notify Professor David Wunder at about possible partnership opportunities.