On October 13, 2016, Initiative: Eau became a member of the Global Water Partnership (GWP). The GWP is an international network created to foster an integrated approach to water resources management. It is a community of NGOs, governments, and international organizations dedicated to to advancing governance and management of water resources for sustainable and equitable development
On September 14, 2016, Initiative: Eau became a member of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). The WSSCC is a United Nations membership organization that advocates for improved sanitation and hygiene for the most vulnerable and marginalized people around the world.
On November 29th 2015, Burkina Faso held, according to the National Democratic Institute, “the freest, fairest and most competitive presidential and legislative elections” in its history, culminating in the election of former Prime Minister Roc Marc Christian Kaboré as president.
Over the past several months, the Initiative: Eau team has been actively engaged as a participant in the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge. The competition, which "connects students with the passion and talent to improve the world with the experience and resources of the MIT community worldwide," provides up to $10,000 dollars in grant funding to teams focused on improving quality of life through innovation and entrepreneurship. It is through the IDEAS Global Challenge that Initiative: Eau's newest project, WASHMobile, has been developed.
On April 4th, Initiative: Eau competed in the CleanAcwa Water Ideathon held at Harvard Law School as part of the 2015 Harvard African Development Conference. The Ideathon brought teams from across the country to present innovations, both technical and nontechnical, geared towards addressing the global water and sanitation crises.
On April 3rd, the Tufts University Water: Systems, Science, and Society Graduate Program held its sixth annual water symposium, Fluid Boundaries: Integrated Solutions to Today's Water Challenges, at the Tufts Medical campus in Boston. Bringing together a wide range of water professionals from across the greater Boston area and the country, the event featured keynote speaker, Paul Niedzwiecki of the Cape Cod Commission, as well as two panels, one focusing on Water Conservation and Quality and the other on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), the latter featuring Initiative: Eau President, Donald Brooks.