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Eric Stowe

Founder & Director, Splash


Eric Stowe is the Founder and CEO of Splash, a nonprofit organization that’s bringing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs to over 400,000 children living in urban poverty across Asia and Africa every day. Splash’s work focuses extensively on bringing the resources of public, private and social sectors together to create scaled and lasting models of WASH success across some of the world’s largest and poorest cities.

Since 2007, Mr. Stowe’s NGO has been spearheading a new model for international development—one that challenges the way the WASH sector thinks about transparency, philanthropy, collaboration and impact. Mr. Stowe’s ideas have been shared through publications in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Forbes, CS Monitor, Wired, and more. In 2017, Mr. Stowe was awarded the WaTER Center's International Water Prize for his innovative approach to providing clean water to children in underserved urban areas. Today, Mr. Stowe manages his growing organization of 50+ staff across five countries from Seattle, Washington.

Regional Focus

Central and Southern Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, Eastern Asia, Southeast Asia