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George McGraw 

DigDeep Right to Water Project 
Los Angeles, CA  


George McGraw is a human rights advocate specializing in the human right to water and sanitation in the United States. George is the founder and CEO of, the only WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) organization serving the 2.2 million Americans without access to basic plumbing. Founded in 2011, DigDeep develops education, research and infrastructure projects aimed at closing the Water Gap. Under George's leadership, DigDeep won the 2018 US Water Prize for its Navajo Water Project, which has brought water to hundreds of Native families across the Southwest. In 2019, George led an effort to publish "Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States", the first national study on the domestic water crisis. George has written for The New York Times, SSIR and The Nation, and spoken at events hosted by Clinton Foundation, The Atlantic, and many others. George is an Ashoka Fellow and former Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford University. George holds an M.A. in International Law and Conflict Management from the United Nations University for Peace. He is a Fellow of the third class of the Civil Society Fellowship, a Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 

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