Who we are
The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) is an ecumenical initiative of the World Council of Churches and is based at its headquarters in Geneva. It is comprised of a network of churches and church-related organizations that promotes the preservation, responsible management and equitable distribution of water for all, based on the understanding that water is a gift of God and a fundamental human right.
If you represent a church or another organization interested in joining the Ecumenical Water Network, please contact the EWN Secretariat:
P.O. Box 2100
150 Route de Ferney
Phone: (+41-22) 791 6205
Fax: (+41 22) 791 6201
Individuals are welcome to join the Ecumenical Water Network as an EWN Supporter.
Participant Churches / organizations: (All member churches of WCC are by default members of EWN. The following have a stronger working relationship with EWN - not updated)
The Forum of participants determines fields of concern and priorities for action for the network. Click here for the statement of the last EWN Forum /Strategic Consultation in 2013
The EWN International Reference Group:
The International Reference Group is responsible for the preparation and follow-up of the concerns and priorities for action determined by the Forum.
Its current members are:
- Carolin Callenius, Brot für die Welt (Germany)
- Rommel Linatoc, Christian Conference of Asia (Philippines)
- Asa Elfstrom, Church of Sweden (Sweden)
- David Weaver, Church World Service (USA)*
- Veronica Flachier, Latin American Council of Churches (Ecuador)
- Elias Wolff, National Conference of Brazilian Bishops(Brazil)
- Simon Awad, Middle East Council of Churches (Jerusalem)
- Gaim Kebreab, Norwegian Church Aid (Norway)
- Joseph Komakoma, Symposium of Episcopal Conferences in Africa and Madagascar (Ghana)
- Susan Smith, United Church of Christ ( USA )
- Bishop Arnold Temple, All Africa Conference of Churches (Kenya)
* David Weaver has left CWS. We are awaiting a replacement from CWS.
The EWN Secretariat:
Mr Dinesh Suna, a Programme Executive of the World Council of Churches (WCC) facilitates and coordinates the work of the Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) from its headquarters in Geneva. The EWN is part of WCC's Economic and Ecological Justice unit which belongs to WCC's Programme on Public Witness and Diakonia.