Susan K. Barnett

Susan K. Barnett is a former award-winning investigative journalist with ABC News and NBC News networks, and founder of Cause Communications, which focuses on elevating current issues and voices. An active advocate for access to critical safe water, sanitation, and global water security, she led communications for Global Water 2020, a three-year advocacy and acceleration initiative. Barnett seeks to unite a multi-faith voice around the single symbol all religions share—water—as founder of Faiths for Safe Water.


Water Is Life

An interview with Cardinal Michael F. Czerny on the Catholic Church’s water, sanitation, and hygiene project


Preventable but Prevalent: An Injury Affecting Millions of Mothers

Two solutions that could help women in low-and middle-income countries


Rethinking Farming in Rwanda

The Rwandan Institute for Conservation Agriculture wants to empower small farmers


Leaving Ukraine

A story about helping people with disabilities escape the war in Ukraine


Getting WASH into Health Care Facilities: An Urgent Global Health Need

Will the UN’s prioritization of clean water, sanitation and hand washing in health care facilities finally breed action?