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AWR's Founder

American Water Relief Founder

Joseph W. Narkevic



University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

M.P.I.A., 1999
B.S Civil Engineering, 1982
B.A. Geography, 1979


Country manager for the World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program in Bolivia (2000-2002).

Water supply and sanitation consultant for non-profit organizations, international consulting firms, and government agencies, performing work in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Mozambique, and Angola.  Tasks have included training, evaluation, proposal preparation, technical reviews, studies, and surveys (1996-1999).

Project Manager, directly overseeing the implementation of urban and rural infrastructure projects in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ecuador (1987-1995).

"Eastern Region Drinking Water Program", El Salvador, 1993-1995.
"Nicaragua Urban Community Development Program", Nicaragua, 1992-1993.
"Community Water Supply Project", Bolivia. 1991-1992.
"Rural Community Water Systems Project", Ecuador, 1987-1989.

Project Engineer, responsible for technical aspects of rural water and sanitation projects throughout southern Ecuador (1986-1987). 

"Rural Community Water Systems Project", Ecuador, 1985-1987

United States Peace Corps Volunteer, assisting small communities in Ecuador with the design and construction of their sanitary infrastructure (1982-1985).


Fluent Spanish and English
Intermediate Portuguese
Survival French