For immediate release: February 1, 2013
Contact: Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter, Communications Manager, Project WET Foundation | 406-585-4115 | email
Bozeman, Mont.—A Switzerland-based global governance magazine has named the Project WET Foundation one of the world's top 100 non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Project WET's selection for The Global Journal 2013 Top 100 NGO List was based on its performance in three key areas: impact, innovation and sustainability.
"With estimates of the number of NGOs worldwide nearing 10 million, it is an honor for Project WET to be included on The Global Journal Top 100 List," said Heidi Paul, Chair of the Project WET Foundation Board of Directors. "Project WET's work creating and delivering effective water education to people in all 50 U.S. states and 60 countries to encourage water stewardship at all ages deserves recognition."
The Global Journal 2013 Top 100 NGOs list, which appears in the January/February issue, highlights organizations from 27 countries working in a range of sectors. Some of the other organizations named to the list include Care International, Médecins Sans Frontières, WorldVision and Water For People. A pool of approximately 450 NGOs were considered for the list.
Inclusion on The Global Journal
list is just the latest honor for the Bozeman-based nonprofit in a 12-month span. Project WET was one of six winners of the 2012 U.S. Water Prize and is on the 2013 shortlist for the most prestigious award in the world of water, the Stockholm Water Prize. Project WET's educational website for children, DiscoverWater.org, was also one of 60 Stage One winners at the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Competition in 2012.
Through a global network of partners on the ground across the United States and in 60 other countries worldwide, Project WET trains tens of thousands of teachers and reaches millions of students each year with water resources education that promotes lifelong water stewardship.
About the Project WET Foundation: Since 1984, Project WET has been dedicated to reaching children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education to ensure a sustainable planet where water needs are met and all people are good stewards of water. Project WET is active in all 50 U.S. states and in 60 countries worldwide.