H2O (water) – Helping to Obtain Water is a project financed by The Coca-Cola Foundation under the New World Program in partnership with the Global Water Challenge (GWC). It is implemented in the South-West part of Romania, Oltenia Region, a plane and dry region located near the Danube River, in Mischii Commune. Mischii commune has 1,760 inhabitants and it is comprised of 5 villages:

Mischii/Mlecanesti, Calinesti, Gogosesti, Motoci and Urechesti.

An increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation services and an improved water resource management is the main goal of the project. It will be achieved by drilling four fountains in Mischii commune. In addition, the project includes several educational activities about the responsible use of water, with the aim of preventing and diminish the water waste. The target group in these activities is represented mainly by women and youngsters. Meanwhile, some maintenance trainings for the four fountains will be delivered to four members of the local community.

H2O(water) – Helping to Obtain Water aims to reach about 1,800 direct beneficiaries of Mischii commune and their relatives too.

The project is implemented between October 2018 and February 2020 by CSR Nest Association, in partnership with Today’s Future Association, and with the support of the City Hall of Mischii.

Stages of the project:

  • Signing the partnership with the City Hall of Mischii Commune;
  • Identification of the four drilling locations;
  • Installation of the water systems;
  • The development and implementation of an educational campaign among the citizens of Mischii Commune on responsible use of water.

The New World Program

The New World Program is a partnership between The Coca-Cola Foundation and Global Water Challenge that encourages participation of civil society organizations to create innovative, inclusive, and sustainable solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The New World Program provides grants to projects that focus on three key pillars: 

  • Community water stewardship to increase access to safe drinking water and sanitation services and improved water resources management through inclusive and practical community-based approaches; 
  • Empowering women and youth through improved education and job creation for more resilient communities;
  • Mitigating the effects of climate change through developing sustainable packaging, marine litter, and recycling initiatives.

Since its launch in 2014, the New World Program has supported 66 projects across 21 countries throughout Eurasia, the Middle East, and Africa. 

The Coca-Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company.  Since its inception in 1984, TCCF has awarded more than $1 billion in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world.  More information about TCCF can be found here.

Global Water Challenge

Founded in 2006, Global Water Challenge (GWC) is a coalition of leading organizations committed to achieving universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) that is sustainable and affordable. 

Its mission is to convene leading companies, civil society partners and governments to collaboratively accelerate the delivery of safe water and sanitation through partnerships that catalyze financial support and scale innovation for sustainable solutions. 

To date, through GWC’s innovative public-private partnerships, over 1 million people have been reached with clean water access.

Asociația CSR Nest

CSR Nest Association is a Romanian apolitical, non-profit, non-discriminatory organization which was founded back in 2010. Its mission is to offer solutions and services for both the civil society and corporate segment throughout the promotion of social responsibility among NGOs and companies. In addition, it aims to contribute to the social, cultural, educational and touristic development of Romania. Community development, environment and social economy were the main fields where CSR Nest developed and implemented projects in the last five years.


For more information about the project, please contact us at office@csrnest.ro or at 037 105 30 09.