H20 ORGANIZATIONS

Here are over 80 organizations (community, academic, governmental, funding, and more) working on water and sanitation issues in multiple countries around the world. Organizations were chosen for this list if they work in two or more countries globally. Please contact individual organizations for additional questions. Feel free to add additional organizations in the comments section on this list.

AFRICAN MINISTERS’ COUNCIL ON WATER
The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) was formed in 2002 in Abuja Nigeria, primarily to promote cooperation, security, social and economic development and poverty eradication among member states through the effective management of the continent’s water resources and provision of water supply services.

ALTERNATIVE WORLD WATER FORUM
Over 150 organizations (trade unions, water-users’, environmental, humanitarian and altermondialist associations, NGOs from thirty different countries and international networks), in addition to hundreds of people, have already signed the declaration of the participants issued at the conclusion of the Alternative World Water Forum. Please share its ideas, make the declaration widely known, sign it and get others to sign it, so that the current in favour of water as a commons can become overpoweringly strong!

AMMAN IMMAN
Amman Imman is dedicated to improving and saving lives among the poorest and most abandoned populations of the world, by supplying permanent sources of water in the Azawak of West Africa. “Water is Life.” This could not be truer than in the Azawak of West Africa where half a million people have no water for ten months of the year. Only half of the children reach their fifth birthday, and many simply die of thirst. They are the human faces of climate change.

ANN CAMPANA JUDGE FOUNDATION
The Ann Campana Judge Foundation (hereinafter referred to as the ACJF) honors Ann Campana Judge, former Travel Department Head of The National Geographic Society, who was murdered by terrorists on September 11, 2001, just a few months short of her 50th birthday. She was aboard American Airlines Flight 77, which was crashed into the Pentagon. She was a world traveler, mainly to developing countries, and a great supporter of students and those less fortunate than herself. The ACJF will perpetuate her memory by promoting, undertaking, supporting and funding philanthropic projects in and relating to developing countries, especially those projects focused on water, health and sanitation, and featuring student involvement.

AUSAID
Hygiene promotion is one of the most effective health interventions but globally it has been under-resourced compared to funding for drinking water and sanitation. While many of Australia’s water and sanitation programs include hygiene promotion, improved outcomes could be achieved by the increased use of methods that promote behaviour change within targeted communities.

BPD WATER AND SANITATION
BPD (Building Partnerships for Development in Water and Sanitation) is a non-profit charity that improves the provision of water and sanitation services in unserved and poorly served communities by ensuring that partnerships are effective and appropriately ambitious.

CARE
CARE helps communities build and maintain clean water systems and latrines. Both directly and through local organizations, CARE provides training and subsidizes construction, but communities make significant contributions in cash and labor, and pay the cost of operation and maintenance. The goal of these projects is to reduce the health risks of water-related diseases and to increase the earning potential of households by saving time otherwise spent gathering water. Projects also include educating people about good hygiene habits to reduce the risk of illnesses.

CAWST
CAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, is a non-profit organization that provides training and consulting to organizations that work directly with populations in developing countries who lack access to clean water and basic sanitation. CAWST “walks beside” hundreds of organizations—government agencies, community groups, and local and international NGOs of all sizes—in 63 countries as they develop their capacities to deliver water and sanitation programs locally.

CHARITY: WATER
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

CIRCLE OF BLUE
Circle of Blue is an international network of journalists, scholars and citizens that connects humanity to the global freshwater crisis. A project of the non-profit Pacific Institute, America’s premier water policy think tank, Circle of Blue pioneers communications and information technology with a new model for moving vital issues into the mainstream. It inspires and informs decision making with original reporting, dynamic data spaces and engaging social media.

CLEARWATER INITIATIVE
ClearWater Initiative is a non-governmental charitable organization that strives to provide clean, potable water solutions to populations in need. Within 5 years, ClearWater’s vision is to provide access to potable water to 50,000 people. Within 10 years ClearWater will provide clean water to 250,000 people in need. We also hope to begin offering seed grants for simple, innovative projects in complex humanitarian emergencies shortly. The purpose of these small grants will be to provide seed funding for relief professionals looking to develop projects that will advance technical aspects of international disaster response, with an emphasis on provision of essential services for refugees and internally displaced populations. Grant applications will come on-line as soon as we have sufficient funds to support the program.

DFID UK
We will help to provide access to clean drinking water, improve access to effective sanitation and provide basic hygiene education (eg hand washing and the dangers of open defecation) for 60 million people by 2015. The majority will be people who live in rural areas as well as women and girls. One way we will do this is by building stand pipes and pumps in and around villages. We will also build toilets and sewage systems and inform people of the benefits of good hygiene practices, to stop them getting sick and dying from preventable diseases. We will help governments, citizens and the private sector in developing countries to manage water resources better. This will give more families, farmers and businesses access to the water they need, when they need it. We will research methods of improving water security and management of existing water resources, as well as exploring new approaches to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene for people in developing countries.

DIGDEEP WATER
DIGDEEP field projects always establish local water councils: groups of 8-10 villagers who care for a new water source. Their input and decision-making ensure each project’s long term sustainability. Here at home, our own Water Council has a similar function. The Water Council is an exclusive group of “venture philanthropists” – quarterly donors that believe so strongly in our life saving mission, that they’re happy to cover our operational costs.

EUROPEAN WATER PARTNERSHIP
The European Water Partnership (EWP) is an independent value based non-profit organization structured as an open and inclusive member association. The EWP harnesses European capacity, helps to coordinate initiatives and activities in international water issues and undertakes worldwide promotion of European expertise related to water. The ultimate goal of the EWP is to elaborate strategies and implement concrete actions to achieve the objectives of the Water Vision for Europe.

EUROPEAN WATER INITIATIVE
In 2002, at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, we launched the “European Union Water Initiative” EUWI-Water for Life. The goal? “To create the conditions for mobilising all available EU resources (human & financial), and to coordinate them to achieve the water-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in partner countries.”

FAO LAND AND WATER DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
The Land and Water Division aims at enhancing the agricultural productivity and advancing the sustainable use of land and water resources through their improved tenure, management, development and conservation. It addresses the challenges member countries face in ensuring productive and efficient use of land and water resources in order to meet present and future demands for agricultural products, while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the land and water quantity and quality. It promotes equitable access to these natural resources with a view to enhancing productivity, livelihoods and ecosystem services. It provides assistance to member nations in developing policies, programmes, best practices and tools in the fields of irrigation and drainage, soil conservation, drought mitigation, water rights, access to natural resources, and improvement of land markets.

FOOD AND WATER WATCH
Food and Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.

FRESH: FOCUSING RESOURCES ON EFFECTIVE SCHOOL HEALTH
“Education for All”  means ensuring that all children have access to basic education of good quality.  This implies creating an environment in schools and in basic education programmes in which children are both able and enabled to learn.  Such an environment must be friendly and welcoming to children, healthy for children, effective with children, and protective of children. The development of such child-friendly learning environments is an essential part of the overall efforts by countries around the world to increase access to, and improve the quality, of their schools.

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH – MIDDLE EAST
Founded 1994. Formerly: Ecopeace. Promotes cooperative efforts to to protect the “shared environmental heritage” of the Middle East, focusing particularly on transboundary ecosystems such as the Dead Sea Basin, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Members are groups in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. Affiliated with Friends of the Earth International.

GENDER AND WATER ALLIANCE
The mission of GWA is to promote women’s and men’s equitable access to and management of safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability. GWA believes that equitable access to and control over water is a basic right for all, as well as a critical factor in promoting poverty eradication and sustainability.

GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY
Global Handwashing Day 2010 will revolve around schools and children. On Global Handwashing Day, playgrounds, classrooms, community centers, and the public spaces of towns and cities will be awash with activity to drive handwashing behavior change on a scale never seen before, bringing the critical issue to center stage.

GLOBAL WATER
Global Water is an international, non-profit humanitarian organization focused on creating safe water supplies, sanitation facilities and related health programs for rural villagers in developing countries. We believe the lack of safe drinking and agricultural water and lack of access to sanitation facilities are the root causes of disease, hunger and poverty throughout the world today.

GLOBAL WATER CHALLENGE
A committed group of leading organizations has joined forces to catalyze transformational change in the water and sanitation sector through the Global Water Challenge (GWC). The GWC is an initiative to provide safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene education to people who lack these basic services. Launched by a diverse coalition of corporations, foundations, and aid organizations, the GWC is a unique partnership to build healthy communities and provide sustainable solutions to ensure the availability of potable water for those in need. The goal of the GWC is to bring safe water and sanitation to millions by identifying and multiplying the solutions that work.

GLOBAL WATER PARTNERSHIP
GWP was founded in 1996 by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to foster integrated water resource management (IWRM).

GLOBAL GREEN USA
Global Green USA is a national environmental organization addressing three of the greatest challenges facing humanity. President Gorbachev founded the organization in order to create a new approach to solving the world’s most pressing environmental challenges by reconnecting humanity to the environment.

H20 FOR LIFE
H20 for Life connects schools in the United States with schools in developing countries to complete WASH (WAter, Sanitation, and Hygiene) in Schools projects. A nonprofit, all-volunteer organization run by teachers, parents, and students, H20 for Life aims to help students build an allegiance to and an understanding of their partner school through curriculum and experiential learning while raising funds for WASH in Schools projects. 100 percent of contributions raised by schools goes directly to partner school projects. All overhead expenses are funded through in-kind donations and grants.

HEALING WATERS INTERNATIONAL
Healing Waters International is a nonprofit organization providing safe water solutions in communities where poverty is compounded by contaminated water.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HYDRO-GEOLOGISTS
Founded 1956. Affiliated with the International Union of Geological Sciences. Promotes international cooperation among groundwater scientists and engineers; encourages exchange of hydrogeological information to advance the science and study of groundwater and aquifers. Has commissions on Groundwater Protection and on Hydrogeology in Developing Nations. Members are individuals and institutions in some 135 countries.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES
Founded 1922. Affiliated with the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. “The oldest and foremost international nongovernmental body dealing with hydrology and water resources.” Promotes the study and discussion of scientific aspects of hydrology. Among IAHS’s scientific units are the International Commission on Water Quality (ICWQ) and the International Commission on Water Resources Systems (ICWRS). Members of IAHS are national committees and individual hydrologists in many countries.

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON LARGE DAMS
Founded 1928. Encourages improvements in the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of large dams through research and exchange of information. (Large dams are defined as dams over 15 meters high, of which there are over 36,000 in operation worldwide.) Main activity is a triennial congress. Members are national committees in 80 some countries.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE FOR WATER
Formed in 1991 by the merger of 3 groups. Promotes “capacity building for better water management.” Develops exchanges and provides training and other services to European and developing countries in the areas of water resources, wastewater treatment, and prevention of water pollution. Provides the secretariat for the International Network of Basin Organizations, which includes over a hundred groups in some 40 countries. Members of IOWater are organizations in some 25 countries.

INTERNATIONAL RIVERS
International Rivers works to protect rivers and rights, and promote real solutions for meeting water, energy and flood management needs.

IRC INTERNATIONAL WATER AND SANITATION CENTRE
Formerly: International Reference Centre for Community Water Supply and Sanitation. Founded 1968. Provides information and documentation services, training, and research and development support to water supply and sanitation projects and programs in developing countries. Governing board includes representatives of UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, and the World Bank. Has partner organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION
Merger of the International Water Supply Association and the International Association on Water Quality. Promotes the “integrated management of water as the best strategy for securing safe water supplies and adequate sanitation for communities worldwide.” Covers “all aspects of water supply and treatment; wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal; and overall management of water quality and quantity.” Among its specialist groups on sources and effects of pollution are: Environmental Restoration; Eutrophication; Forest Industry; Groundwater; Hazard Assessment and Control of Environmental Contaminants; Landfill Management of Solid Wastes; and Surface Water. In addition, there are specialist groups on various treatment processes, management, and training. Members of IWA are individuals and organizations (agencies, firms, universities, and associations) in some 130 countries.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE OF WATER
IOW has a network of partners, public and private organizations involved in the management and protection of water resources, in France, in Europe and in the World. The site mission of IOW is: Train, inform, manage and cooperate in the field of water.

INTERNATIONAL WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION
Founded 1972. “An interdisciplinary worldwide organization for water managers, scientists, planners, manufacturers, administrators, educators, lawyers, physicians, and others concerned with the future of our water resources.” Members are individuals in over 100 countries.

JOINT MONITORING PROGRAM
The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation is the official United Nations mechanism tasked with monitoring progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) relating to drinking-water and sanitation (MDG 7, Target 7c), which is to: “Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking-water and basic sanitation”.

LIFEWATER
This is a christian, religious organization. Lifewater does not merely hire staff or consultants to drill wells, fix hand pumps, or transmit information to those in need. Rather, the goal is to train and equip nationals with the skills needed to access, use, and maintain safe water – and pass these skills along to others. Because our partners take ownership in the process, they are empowered to continue the work long after Lifewater volunteers have returned home.

LIVING WATER INTERNATIONAL
Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.

MERCY CORPS
Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1.3 billion in assistance to people in 100 nations. Supported by headquarters offices in North America, Europe and Asia, the agency’s unified global programs employ 3,400 staff worldwide and reach nearly 14.4 million people in more than 35 countries.

PACIFIC INSTITUTE
The Pacific Institute works to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. They conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity—in California, nationally, and internationally.

PRACTICAL ACTION
Practical Action works alongside communities to find practical solutions to the poverty they face. We see technology as a vital contributor to people’s livelihoods. Our definition of technology includes physical infrastructure, machinery and equipment, knowledge and skills and the capacity to organise and use all of these. We actively seek to work with communities and adopt a collaborative approach, sharing knowledge and experience. We increase our impact by scaling up success and pushing for policy change that directly benefits poor communities.

PURE WATER FOR THE WORLD
Pure Water, a non profit ( 501c3), helps the underserved in developing countries by providing safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene education. The goal of Pure Water for the World, Inc. is to prevent children from suffering from water borne diseases that cause pain and misery as a result of consuming contaminated water and improper hygiene habits. We do this by providing sustainable safe drinking water filtration systems, latrines and hygiene education to families and communities in developing countries.

RURAL WATER SUPPLY NETWORK
The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is the global network of professionals and practitioners working to raise standards of knowledge and evidence, technical and professional competence, practice and policy in rural water supply and so fulfil the vision of sustainable rural water services for all. RWSN places a very strong emphasis on innovation, documentation, research and capacity building.

RYAN’S WELL FOUNDATION
The Ryan’s Well Foundation grew from the commitmhttp://waterfortheages.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=26&action=editent of one boy, Ryan Hreljac, who learned of the great need for clean and safe water in developing countries in his 1st grade class. With the support of friends, family and the community, Ryan raised enough money to build a well in Africa. In 1999, at age seven, Ryan’s first well was built at Angolo Primary School in northern Uganda. To this day, the well continues to serve the community.

SANDEC
Sandec is the Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). Our mandate is to develop concepts and technologies which are adapted to the various physical and socio-economic conditions prevailing in developing countries, sustainably insuring populations’ access to improved water and sanitation.

SANITATION AND WATER FOR ALL
Sanitation and Water for All is a global partnership between developing countries, donors, multi-lateral agencies, civil society and other development partners working together to achieve universal and sustainable access to sanitation and drinking water, with an immediate focus on achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the most off-track countries. This transparent, accountable and results-oriented framework for action provides a common vision, values and principles that support a vision for everyone in the world to have sustainable access to sanitation and drinking water.

SUSTAINABLE SANITATION ALLIANCE
The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is an informal network of organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation. SuSanA came into existence in early 2007 and works as a coordination platform, working platform, sounding board, contributor to the policy dialogue on sustainable sanitation and as a “catalyst”. At the present time, the secretariat function is carried out by GIZ (German International Cooperation) and the current number of partners is displayed at the bottom of this page.

SIWI
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a policy institute that seeks sustainable solutions to the world’s escalating water crisis. SIWI manages projects, synthesises research and publishes findings and recommendations on current and future water, environment, governance and human development issues.

THE MILLENNIUM WATER ALLIANCE
These sobering facts inspire the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA), a consortium of leading nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), to strive toward our goal to help 500 million people obtain water and basic sanitation by 2015. Our vision mirrors our belief that no one should die or suffer chronic illness as the result of a water-related disease.

THE WATER TRUST
The Water Trust (TWT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in East Africa. Our mission is to combat disease and poverty in the developing world through sustainable investments in WASH. We have been working in Masindi District, Uganda since our formation in 2008. Note that we changed our name in 2012 from Busoga Trust America.

THE WORLD BANK – WATER
Meeting the increasing demands for water services, while managing water in a sustainable way can be a tremendous challenge for many countries. Water services (water supply and sanitation, irrigation and drainage, energy, environmental services) use water to promote growth and development, but water is finite and access to services is not guaranteed if they are not managed properly.

UNDP – MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN WATER MANAGEMENT
The Guide is a reference document designed to facilitate access to available literature and resources regarding gender and IWRM; improve the sustainability and effectiveness of water-related activities through incorporation of gender equality and diversity; and improve understanding and awareness of gender concepts through an easy reference to existing materials, cases, and tools.

UNDP – WATER AND OCEAN GOVERNANCE
Through the earth’s water cycle, the planet’s fresh Water and Ocean are inextricably linked. Ninety-seven percent of the earth’s water is in the ocean and the ocean supplies almost all the water that falls on land as rain and snow. Of the small portion that is freshwater, about a third is in groundwater and a mere 0.3% in accessible surface waters. Currently, just under 900 million people lack access to safe water and over 2.7 billion lack access to basic sanitation. The 2015 MDG for water is on target to be achieved globally, but with significant regional and national gaps, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The impacts of low access to water and sanitation represent a substantial drag on socioeconomic development in many countries.

UNEP – GEMSTAT
The United Nations Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS) Water Programme is dedicated to providing environmental water quality data and information of the highest integrity, accessibility and interoperability. These data are used in water assessments and capacity building initiatives around the world. GEMStat is designed to share surface and ground water quality data sets collected from the GEMS/Water Global Network, including more than 3,000 stations, close to four million records, and over 100 parameters.

UN – WATER
UN-Water strengthens coordination and coherence among UN entities dealing with issues related to all aspects of freshwater and sanitation. This includes surface and groundwater resources, the interface between freshwater and seawater and water-related disasters.

UNESCO – WORLD WATER ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
This UN-wide programme seeks to develop the tools and skills needed to achieve a better understanding of those basic processes, management practices and policies that will help improve the supply and quality of global freshwater resources.

UNESCO – IHE INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is established in 2003. It carries out research, education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure. UNESCO-IHE continues the work that began in 1957 when IHE first offered a postgraduate diploma course in hydraulic engineering to practising professionals from developing countries.

UNICEF – WASH
UNICEF works in more than 90 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. We sponsor a wide range of activities and work with many partners, including families, communities, governments and like-minded organizations. In emergencies we provide urgent relief to communities and nations threatened by disrupted water supplies and disease. All UNICEF WASH programmes are designed to contribute to the Millennium Development Goal for water and sanitation: to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation.

USAID – ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
USAID’s Environmental Health Team sponsors projects and provides financial support to selected governmental and international organizations to conduct programs and research on environmental health issues.

VOSS FOUNDATION
The Voss Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to clean water to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and raising awareness of ongoing need in the region. The Voss Foundation aims to help fulfill communities’ water requirements and then focus on the self-improvement of lives and communities once basic water needs are satisfied. We have a particular interest in assisting women and girls who, relieved of the burden of fetching water, have time to devote to education and enterprise.

WASH ADVOCATES
WASH Advocates is a nonprofit advocacy initiative in Washington DC entirely dedicated to helping solve the global safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge. Our mission is to increase awareness of the global WASH challenge and solutions, and to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources devoted to those solutions throughout the developing world.

WASH FUNDERS
With seed funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Foundation Center has developed WASHfunders.org as a “one stop shop” for funding and needs-related data and information for donors, policymakers, and other stakeholders interested in water, sanitation, and hygiene.  With dynamically updated information, news, and knowledge relating to philanthropy and sustainable access to safe water, WASHfunders.org aims to facilitate better collaboration and more strategic decision-making among funders and seeks to raise awareness about water and the full WASH continuum among donors.

WATER AID
WaterAid and its partners use practical solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. We also seek to influence policy at national and international levels.

WATER AND SANITATION PROGRAM
The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank to support poor people in obtaining affordable, safe and sustainable access to water and sanitation services. We work directly with client governments at the local and national level in 25 countries through regional offices in Africa, East and South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and in, Washington D.C.

WATER COLLECTIVE
Water Collective brings life lasting clean water to developing communities. Through robust solutions and economic empowerment, we keep clean water flowing for years to come.

WATER, ENGINEERING, AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
WEDC is one of the world’s leading education and research institutes for developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation for low- and middle-income countries. We are based in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, one of the top award-winning Universities in the UK.

WATER FOR PEOPLE
Water For People helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities and health and hygiene education programs.

WATER INTEGRITY NETWORK
The Water Integrity Network (WIN), formed in 2006, aims to fight corruption in the water sector. It stimulates anti-corruption activities in the water sector locally, nationally and globally. It promotes solutions-oriented action and coalition-building between civil society, the private and public sectors, media and governments.

WATER MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL
Water Missions International is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Safe water is the source of life. It is the foundation for health, education and viable economies. Through the generous support of individuals, churches, our corporate partners and many others, Water Missions International has brought relief and hope to more than 2.4 million people across the globe.

WATER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL (WATER.ORG)
WaterPartners International is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization committed to providing safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries. Working in partnership with donors and local communities, we have helped thousands of people develop accessible, sustainable, community-level water supplies. WaterPartners not only offers traditional, grant-funded programs, but is also harnessing the power of micro-finance to address the world water crisis.

WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL
WSSCC, together with its Members, staff, partners and donors, strives to achieve this vision. Such a vision is centered upon a belief that sanitation, hygiene and water supply coverage is a universal human right; that people and communities are catalysts of change and can be the focus of transformative action; and that the impact of sound sanitation and hygiene will positively benefit people’s health, dignity, security, livelihoods, as well economic status.

WATERSTEP
Since 2001, WaterStep staff members and volunteers have been distributing and installing water treatment systems for use in developing communities. WaterStep seeks to prevent waterborne illness with truly sustainable solutions by training local people, solving problems creatively in the field, and improving developing communities’ self-sufficiency.

WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL
Founded 1990 “through a mandate by the UN General Assembly to maintain the momentum of the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (1981-1990) . Enhances international “collaboration in the water supply and sanitation sector,” especially regarding services for poor people. Members are some 2,000 professionals from over 140 countries.

WELL RESOURCE CENTER
The WELL website is a focal point for providing access to information about water, sanitation and environmental health and related issues in developing and transitional countries. Follow our INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SANITATION link to go directly to our knowledge and information products concerning sanitation.

WORLD BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Founded 1995 through a merger of the Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Industry Council for the Environment, the latter an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce. “A coalition of some 150 international companies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development, i.e., environmental protection, social equity, and economic growth.” Purposes are “to be the leading business advocate” on issues connected with the environment and sustainable development; participate in policy development; share leading-edge best practices; and contribute to developing countries and nations in transition. Themes are trade and environment; natural resources; innovation and technology; climate and energy; ecoefficiency; sustainability through the market; corporate social responsibility; exploring future global scenarios; and advancing a global compact in which business would embrace a set of core principles on labor standards, human rights, and environmental practices. Members of the Council are companies from some 30 countries and 20 major industrial sectors. WBCSD has national councils and partner organizations throughout the world.

WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS
Established in 1998, the WCD was a “focused, independent think tank set up and financed by aid agencies, industry, governments, and NGOs to look at the good, the bad, and the ugly impacts of dams around the world.” It disbanded with issuance of its final report in November 2000, Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making (published by Earthscan, London). From 2001-2003, UNEP conducted a follow-up effort, the Dams and Development Project (DDP).

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION – WATER, SANITATION, AND, HYGIENE
Our aim is the reduction of water- and waste-related disease and the optimization of the health benefits of sustainable water and waste management. Our objectives are to 1) To support the health sector in effectively addressing water- and waste-related disease burden and in engaging others in its reduction, and 2) To assist non-health sectors in understanding and acting on the health impacts of their actions.

WORLD TOILET ORGANIZATION
World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non-profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. WTO is also one of the few organizations to focus on toilets instead of water, which receives more attention and resources under the common subject of sanitation. Founded in 2001 with 15 members, it now has 235 member organizations in 58 countries working towards eliminating the toilet taboo and delivering sustainable sanitation.

WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
WRI focuses on the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development. We go beyond research to put ideas into action, working globally with governments, business, and civil society to build transformative solutions that protect the earth and improve people’s lives.

WORLD WATER COUNCIL
The “international water policy think tank” created in response to a recommendation of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Mission is to “promote awareness of critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management, and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on earth.” Activities include policy development; organizing meetings, including a triennial WWC Forum; monitoring the WWC’s World Water Vision; and establishing a World Commission on Water, Peace, and Security. Members of WWC are some 300 organizations in 40 countries.

WSSCC
The Collaborative Council exists under a mandate from the United Nations. It is governed by a multi-stakeholder steering committee elected by the Collaborative Council’s members, combining the authority of the UN with the flexibility of an NGO and the legitimacy of a membership organisation. WSSCC focuses exclusively on those people around the world who currently lack water and sanitation, with all its policies and work aimed only to serve those people. The Collaborative Council has a special interest in sanitation and hygiene and emphasizes the need to view water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as an inseparable trinity for development.

WWF INTERNATIONAL WATER STEWARDSHIP
From the United Nations to rural communities to corporate boardrooms, water issues are on the agenda as never before. WWF helps governments and businesses work together to better manage this essential resource.

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  1. Hi Abby,

    Check out wateradvocates.org – we are a nonprofit lobbying group in Washington DC dedicated to increasing US support for the global safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene challenge.

    You might consider adding the Global Water Challenge to your list as well. They are an initiative of the United Nations Foundation.

    Thanks

    John

  2. John, thanks for telling me about these two additional organizations. I am always interested to hear about more groups working on international water issues.

    -Abby

    • We are a social business that works on Rain Water Harvesting,Water treatment, sanitation and Hygiene for Scchools and households using a sustanble model to make people access clean & safe water. You may be interested to add as on the you international network. http://www.runningwaterinternational.org
      Isaac

      • Thanks for letting me know Isaac. This list is for organizations that work in two or more countries. Checked your website and looked like you may work in various countries. Added you to the list. Love the idea of open-source technologies.

        -Abby

  3. Wonderful website! Thanks for all the helpful links and information. This is a well put together website. I am with Holy Water Group. We are a faith based group of water well drillers that focus on Honduras. We use simple well drilling techniques using material bought in Honduras that is designed too be serviced by locals long after the well is completed. It saddens me to see expensive wells that were produced using the latest technology, only to have it break in 6 months with no one to repair it in a timely manner if at all. Thanks again for your site!

    • Thanks for sharing Tony. Please feel free to share your link with all that read the comments section. The main list covers organizations working in two or more countries. Solidarity. Water for all.

  4. Thank you for this wonderful website. It is a great resource to learn about the world water crisis. I would like to tell you about a region in West Africa called the Azawak where people lives are direly affected by the lack of sustainable water sources. In this vast region that stretches between Niger and Mali, people live on the brink of survival due to the lack of water. One out of every two children die. During the rainy season, water is retrieved from muddy marshes shared with animals. During the dry season, which takes up at least 9 months of the year, it is the job of young children to travel 35 miles in a day to the nearest deep well in order to bring home a small amount of water for their family and animals. Development organization Amman Imman: Water is Life is bringing life and hope to this region by building permanent and sustainable sources of water. Please share the work of this organization on your website: http://www.waterforniger.org/

    • Thanks for sharing Debra. Water for Niger is raising awareness. Glad you could share your link in the comments section here. Main list is for organizations working in two or more countries. So many amazing grassroots organizations and not enough time.

  5. Hi Abby,

    Excellent site! I see that you’re linked to the Food and Water Watch RSS feed, so perhaps you’d like to include us in your list of orgs as well. As a member of the international team, I’m currently working with a group of global water activists to prepare counter events for the 5th World Water Forum which will take place March 16-22 in Istanbul. We’ve just created a website to coordinate our events at http://www.peopleswaterforum.org.

    Also, our Pacific Northwest organizer works from Portland so let me know if you’d like to be in touch for local work.

    Cheers,
    Darcey O’Callaghan

  6. Thank you so much for giving all information about the international organizations. http://www.iitkgp.ernet.in ( water management)..

  7. 踩踩更健康!!

  8. Hi Abby,

    Great blog! Have a look at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education’s website. The largest international postgraduate institute offering MSc and PhD courses in water management. Although our main audience is mid-career professionals from developing countries, I’d suggest you take a look to see whether you’d be interested in an Online or Short Course? Greetings from Holland, Alida

  9. You might consider adding EDGE OUTREACH to your list. EDGE OUTREACH has year-round, hands-on training in water treatment, filtration, community water assessment, health and hygiene, sanitation, and year round hand pump repair on the only indoor facility in North America.

  10. JenniferM says:

    Is anyone aware of organizations currently working on combating desertification and water quality issues in Sub-saharan regions of Africa that could use environmental engineers?

  11. This is a great site and we added one of your videos at our WaterChannel Television Group. You and your readers/visitors are invited to join the WaterSite Community at http://www.watersite.ning.com.

    Regards
    Willem Tijssen
    (Founder)

  12. As you are Already aware that Pratinidhi and Safe Water India [SWI] are working on participatory principles to contribute towards people centered development processes. Lessons and experience drawn from different programs, grass roots issues and quality consciousness have always inspired us to struggle hard in order to prove our existence as a development institution.

    Point-of-use water treatment is uncommon in large parts of India. Qualitative research revealed the reasons for low use include lack of awareness of the effects of drinking contaminated water and of the safety of their water source(s), lack of acceptance, availability (particularly in rural areas and for POU devices and chlorine) and affordability of POU devices. Estimates show that the 180 million children under five years of age in India suffer from over 350 million episodes of diarrhea every year in addition to having other waterborne diseases. The socio economic condition of these areas is very grim. Nearly 50% of the population earns less than 1.25 to 2.5 $ per month (nearly around Rs. 1500/ per month). The slum areas are characcterized by unhygenic water and sanitary conditions. Bacterial contamination of drinking water is one of the main causes of diarrhea and other waterborne diseases. Poor families bear most of burden of these diseases, which includes mortality, morbidity and financial impacts. Over the years, the incidence of waterborne diseases, including, diarrhea has not come down.

    The intervention carried in the project area has tested a number of demonstration and operation research models and has become successful for the determination of scalable and sustainable strategies to increase penetration of POU water purification devices amongst the poor in India and worldwide.

    We undertook a pilot project with AED/POUZN support among 1500 urban slum families by linking them through self help groups, assessing their economic and drinking water and POU usage status. Pratinidhi then conducted water testing exercises and sensitized the families about multi point water contamination and then offering them various POU options like boiling, chlorination, SODIS and multi stage filters. Pratinidhi also provided these products to the interested families and ensured that they were using them regularly. To those families who wanted to buy filters but did not have the necessary resources for up front payment we provides our own Micro Finance as well as managed and counter guaranteed installment schemes from the distributors of filter manufacturers. We developed good working relationship with product manufacturers and also developed some Micro distributors.

    Now the scaling up intervention is being carried in 480 slums of Lucknow.The scaling up strategies ultimately aim to cover maximum of existing group and non SHG members for promoting the culture of using safe and drinking water amongst urban community by motivating them to use water purification methods including Sodis, clorine tablets and liquid chlorine. Besides this the intervention also wants to explore the possibilities to convert this intervention in a full-fledged subsection approach to ensure the regular delivery system of POU devices. The intervention will generate direct employment for about 100 Micro Distributors appointed in the project and cover a population of around One lack and twentyfive thousand of poor urban families.The project is based on the approach of social marketing.

    We are pleased to inform you that Sunday edition of Voice of Lucknow dated 15-02-09 has given a significant coverage to our ongoing efforts in 480 urban slums of Lucknow. This has significantly boosted our morale and has inspired us to work harder with renewed vigour for strengthening the efforts.

    We look forward for your support and cooperation in the coming future.

    Thanks and regards.
    Environmentally Your’s

    Dr.Mazhar A. Rashidi
    (Participatory Practitioner)
    PRATINIDHI
    636/34 Gazi Nagar,Mayawati Road, Takrohi Bazar,Post,Chinhat
    [Indira Nagar,Sec-11]Lucknow-U.P.Pin-227105
    Phone-0522-2711805,Mob-9451913298
    E-mail-Pratinidhi1994@gmail.com

  13. our organization working for safe water aware
    to the childrean , so help for working and fund raising .

    IRDS salem india

  14. I run an orphanage in Kenya. We lack adequate clean water in our centre despite the fact that we live in an area that receive a lot of rainfall. Can someone assist us with information.

    • JenniferM says:

      Hi Tom,
      Where are you located in Kenya? I can try and find an organization in the area (I hope there is one) that could help you. I am located in the U.S. but am also Kenyan.

    • Hello Tom, I believe our Naiade UV water purification unit can help you. Please visit our websites http://www.safe-drinkingwater.com and http://www.nedapnaiade.com. Naiade is reliable and inexpensive and can be used anywhere in developing countries, as it is powered by the sun. There are hundreds already in use and I am certain it would be a very good solution for your orphanage. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Kind regards, Jamie Sturgess

    • Hello Tom, We work on Bio sand filters and Rain Water Harvesting in Kenya as a sustainable meansto help the community access clean and safe water using a hybrid model. I bet it may be a better solution using locally availble materials for you as well. We will be great help to you I believe Visit http://www.runningwaterinternational.org

      Isaac

  15. Happy Nkhonya says:

    I have been following this site over a long period of time. Because of this site, I have developed passion in issues of water and sanitation to the extent that I tried my best to be in the this field. Currently am working as water & sanitation field officer for Total LandCare Malawi. Please, help me, where can I be getting recent information on technologies in Sanitation field

    • Happy. Forgive my delay in reply. Please check out the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance forum located here: http://www.susana.org. It’s a network of people from all over the world working on sanitation issues. Hope this information is helpful. SuSanA is one of the best sites out there for sanitation information. Best of luck.

  16. Hi Abby,
    My name is Joanna, and I work for a non-profit called Pure Water for the World. We have offices in Vermont, Haiti and Honduras. I would definitely suggest checking out the website, as I think it would be a fantastic fit for your list above. Pure Water for the World provides a package of services in developing countries, including water filtration systems, latrines and hygiene education to families and communities. We focus on creating sustainable projects with the support and help of the local community, and PWW also aims to provide women with more active leadership roles as project Community Agents. For more info on our current projects (including Haiti and Honduras), please visit http://purewaterfortheworld.org/our-projects/ or our blog at http://purewaterfortheworld.org/blog/.

    I stumbled on your blog, and really enjoy it! Thank you.

    Cheers,
    Joanna @ PWW
    Donor Relations

  17. Shanmuga Retnam says:

    It’s truly inspiring to read about the development and efforts to uncover sustainable water solutions. We are organising the Asia Water Summit held alongside Waste Tech and Water Tech in Jakarta, Indonesia from 17 – 19 November 2011. IIR Exhibitions ( an Informa business) is a commercial entity at the same time I do believe we can use this event as a platform to articulate to both the public and private sector the urgency to work together to addresss the needs of our citizens.

    I will welcome suggestions/ideas to contribute to the development of our programme and also commercial organisations who wish to exhibit their solutions. I hope we can add value to the great work that is already being done through our event intiative. My email is retnam.shanmuga@iirx.com.sg based in Singapore

    Kind regards
    Retnam

  18. I stumbled onto your (inspiring) blog as I was seeking an answer to a question that I posed in my blog the other day. (http://www.100daystochangetheworld.com).
    My question is why is it that in the year 2011 we are still facing a situation where almost a billion people don’t have access to clean water or sanitation yet we accept that billions of dollars are channeled towards vaccinations (vaccinations which would not be needed if there was safe water and sanitation)?
    Why aren’t we demanding that this money be diverted to where it’s needed? ie to building the infrastructure required to give people clean drinking water?
    Susan
    (p.s. i will be adding your blog as a link in my blog..)

  19. I don’t see Living Water International on your list. Can you add them? http://www.water.cc. Thanks.

  20. We are a nonprofit and we do waterway restoration and walkable neighborhood design. We would like to link to your website and be listed in your directories. If you have any question or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
    Sincerely
    Patrick Cox, AICP
    Geo-Life, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3)
    http://www.geo-life.org
    pat@geo-life.org
    1301 Morris Court
    North Wales, PA 19454
    215-588-9363

  21. Wonderful website with a great deal of information

  22. thanks for that detailed contacts given and directed at improving at the lives of the poor community,we are non profit organization operating in northern and eastern Uganda in east Africa .we seeking for organization that partner with us to provide clear water and improving sanitation,you know northern Uganda has suffered for last 20years out of the civil wars .wish to funding groups and organizations
    YOUR
    JOHN RICHARD ORIDI UGANDA

    • malonemused1 says:

      Please let me know if I could help. My University is starting a small clean water initiative – we might be able to make a contribution that would help at the grassroots level.

      Feel free to contact me right away – Dr. Tom Malone UMASS LOWELL

  23. I am extremely interested in Latin/ South American organizations that are engaged in helping those who are currently suffering because of the water crisis. Do you know if any of these exist?

    Thank you!

  24. LCVS NGO says:

    We are working in the field of Rural Drinking Water & Sanitation for last 2 year in Kumaon Hill in Uttarakhand,India.We are looking some interested international/national organization willing to work with us with our targeted population.Interested person/organization and NGOs may contact us.
    LCVS NGO
    113,Bisht Cottage,Heeradungri,Almora-263601,Uttarakhand,India
    lcvs.ngo@gmail.com

  25. Great website. Would you consider adding Healing Waters International to the list above. We are a non-profit organization focusing on Holistic Community Development (HCD) through safe water solutions, health and hygiene education, and a basic business model where the community learns the needed skills to operate the water system as a small business. Please check out our website healingwaters.org.

    Thanks for your work!

  26. thanks for the details given out in the site, it shall provide a great link that will helps us identify the needs and get somewhere to channel them
    Omondi Kenya

    • Thanks for sharing. For now it’s just a list, but maybe one day it can be a map listing all organizations working in every country across the globe divided by sector: funding, technology, education, etc. Keep in touch.

  27. This new look for Water for the Ages is the best yet. Clean and professional yet extremely accessible. I’m inspired to set up a training program for myself using it! When I’m too tired for technical documents, I’ll just work through the documentaries. You’re making a great contribution here. Keep it up!

  28. Michael Dell says:

    Really interesting blog, its a great hub of info on Water & Sanitation around the world. Keep up the great work!

  29. Dear friends
    we are a ngos alliance in andhrapradesh India. please suggest if any donors or agencies who supports urgent sanitation programme in our state with partnership of our ngos alliance
    regards

    Chaithanya
    PVK Foundation
    & VOICE ALLIANCE INDIA

  30. From an email message: “migori water for all-miwafa foundation is a newly registered international ngo in kenya ,east africa.we are majoring in water/sanitation.as for now our main concern is to get partners. we are yet in the process of designing our website.”

  31. Found a few cool water organization to check out.
    Active:Water- uses athletic lifestyle and grassroots campaigns to bring clean water and sanitation projects to needed communities throughout the globe.
    PeopleWater- different the Water for People- does drop for drop campaigns
    Three avocados- They sell fair trade coffee and then donate proceeds back to water projects in the areas the coffee came from.
    Blood Water Mission- empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa.

    My heart is really in water projects (holistic water project). Just thought I would share.

    • Thanks Rebecca. So many water organizations. Not enough water. Not enough time. Hoping that there listings in the comments section will help people know what else is out there. Peace.

  32. Please add Water Missions International to the list! We have served over 2 million people in 49 different countries since 2001. We use transformational technology solutions for safe water and sanitation. http://www.watermissions.org

  33. I am visual artist who has painted pictures and written the myth to that image, This series started in 1972, and to date there are close to 900 works.These works are documented myth and lore of world waters. How can my extensive research become part of those who work in behalf of our waters. To see my paintings and writings go to http://www.delainejohnson.com 425-743-2902

  34. PASTOR DR. MIKE ADEROJU ADEWOYE says:

    Please, could somebody give me a tip on any organization that can help provide portable drinking water to our community in Ife South Local Government of Osun State. The Water they drink in that community is derived from the only local river that runs through the village. There is a place created to fetch drinking water, where they wash and excrete. Thanks. Pastor Mike A. Adewoye

  35. Respected Beloved Director in Christ,
    I am REV.Dr.A.A.JOHNSON Executive Director of FRATERNITYOF EVANGELICAL MISSION based atThiruthuraipoondi,Thiruvarur district ofTamilnadu,S.India.
    At present i am being Arch Bishop and associate with many rural remote churches as well as we are associating with many NGOs as network.At present there is a drinking water and water problems in cauvery delta area of Tamilnadu India,Therefore we would like to apply for the water project to your agency ,so please guide us in proper way to avail the water project to our target area.
    We shall be ever sincere and grateful to you.
    We are looking forward to hear from you.
    Thanking you, May God Bless you.
    Yours sincerely,
    REV. Dr.A.A.JOHNSON,
    Executive Director,
    FRATERNITY OF EVANGELICAL MISSION
    Thiruvadi bhavan
    Mannai road,
    Thiruthuraipoondi,614713
    Thiruvarur district
    Tamilnadu,S.India
    E.Mail:Johnson_ttp@yahoo.co.in

    • Greetings, Rev. Johnson. This is not an agency. This is just a blog. I am a graduate student in the US. But there are many possible agencies that you could contact in the list above. Please do look through that list to see if any look promising. Maybe others will also reply here? Best.

  36. One of the major resources that the people in our service area lack is access to clean water.

    Global Student Outreach was established in 2009 to provide hands on support for children and communities in rural Cambodia, since that time we have focused on supporting and assisting communities in remote areas. We are currently engaged in constructing a school for 200+ children in the village of Arai in Battambang Province, Cambodia.

    We, at FunderHut (www.funderhut.com), are trying to help. Please take a look at our crowdfunding project below.

    http://funderhut.com/projects/view/help-global-student-outreach-setup-a-water-well-drilling-service

    Thanks,

    Eugene Salganik
    Co-Founder

  37. Lilia Labidi garmzi says:

    We are a charity organisation working in Bangladesh to improve quality of life and well being of poor people. In Bangladesh many people suffer from acute arsenic poison in drinking water which causes many types of diseases, infirmity and premature death.
    In southern part of Bangladesh there is salinity problem in drinking water
    We looking for partner organisation who can help us to sorted theses problems in a simple and practical way.
    There is a possibility of rain water preservation and water from lakes and ponds suitable for purification.
    Can someone assist us with information?
    Regards
    L Garmzi (PA )

  38. am damalie a project cordinator of a Non -profit organisation(NGO) in uganda which has operated for 4 years ,we make outreach to different districts in uganda and our main humanity is providing safe and clean water in communities by building v.i.p latrines in primary schools ,wellsprings,handdug ,watertanks. We provide a PHAST programme to schools and to rural the coomunity .So my request is to be helped find international Organisations which can partner with us to accomplish our objectives.Thank you

  39. Greetings every one here!
    My name is Robinson, i would like to inquire if there is some one willing to help me find people who can help my foundation to supply clean drinking water ,sanitation and school construction for our village communities. In our village there is no availability of clean water and schools near.women and children long journey in search of water for home use., thesame applies to pupils who walk very long journey to school.we need atleast a nursary and primary school built near the village.
    Thank you again for those of you willing to help in this.
    My email is : rggasangwa@gmail.com
    Kind regards
    Robinson.
    Am located in Rwanda.

    • Dear Robinson,
      If you have not yet found a solution for your local community you may want to contact the Water4 Foundation at water4.org. They are drilling water wells in Rwanda and have been working there for a few years.

      Best wishes,

  40. Greetings to you all.
    i appreciate the work done to put this list here for us.
    i am Tony Kabuye, the executive director of Action Save Uganda and the country coordinator for a US based non-profit Step Up Uganda.l
    i would like to take this opportunity to place tbgis announcement here; we have projects we are running the rural ugandan area called Katosi on the lake Victoria shores. this town is a fish landing site and it was highly affected by HIV/AIDS between the 2000’s.

    so currently, we are having a widows group of 30 members, w\here we pass our knowledge and some financial support to enable them, create sustainable home and group projects which are starting to revolve into personal businesses.
    and also, we have a school with 400 orphans who access education and food at a free cost.

    generally, the challenges to have these two projects moving are much, in relation to reliable and appropriate funding.

    so am placing a request to this site, for any viewer who has a caring heart to be part of us and take up the cause together, we are looking for people who can help us look for funds, volunteer physically at our projects,and other categories in the field of project development.

    you can also come and visit us, we have a big volunteers house with everything to use, and a good caring home members.
    please send me an email to info-asu@actionsaveuganda.org or call +256 788 683197 for more information, or follow us on facebook at step up uganda-katosi projects.

    thank you.

  41. Wilson Wabalanda says:

    This is Headteacher of Kayenje church of Uganda Primary school in Uganda , a non profit primary school enrolled with 758 children.We have a very big problem of water in the school fetched in a distance of 7 km just in ponds, l call upon welwishers to support us but a water tank for water harvesting .
    Any welwisher, contact us on email:kayenjeps@gmail.com
    Hoping to your best.
    Wilson,
    Headteacher.

  42. tarik lateef najar says:

    Dear sir
    Hello
    We have a group residing in del lake in Kashmir. As we are the natives we know each and every thing clearly. During past few years of disturbance we had lot of encroachment in dal .this is beautiful lake but because of some elements and flop government policies this beautiful lake is dying day by day. We are not an organization but still we are fighting for it . We need some support from your side . Hope you will help us.
    Thanks
    Mission dal lake

  43. John A. Gama says:

    I am Apostle John A.Gama of Christ Apostolic Church International The provision of portable water in Akim Oda Municipality in Ghana is now a head ache because the river which is the source of drinking water is now polluted by illegal gold miners making people to travel long distances to places where thy can find clean water for use I am therefore trying to mobilize funds to drill wells for the community to get portable water for drinking and use.Pray with me for God to touch the hearts of people to donate for the provision of the well.Am also appealing to you if you can help in any way. thank you and may the Lord blessyou

  44. I am Pastor Fred W. Wakula , the Senior Pastor of the AFRICAN EVENGELICAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH (AECC) in DR Congo.
    The AECC is running an Orphanage in Fizi Territory, Fizi Centre, here in South Kivu Province, this orphanage hold 30 orphans.
    But the problem that we are facing in this place is the water , we do go to the well for taking the water and bring them on the back , and we walk one KM and half. So this is a great problem for us to be able to get the water for cleaning 30 orphans , cooking , washing their clothes , etc.

    So please, we request you to allow us to send you our water project so that you may be able to help us in this.
    Thank you again , waiting to hearing from you soon.

    For the AECC here in DR Congo , Pastor Fred W. Wakula

  45. YOUTH HEALTH NETWORK says:

    We are a non governmental organization in Malawi and we are interested in your program, please send us your information so that we can be part of it. Our Organization is YOUTH HEALTH NETWORK we deal with the health of the youth.

    Our E mail Address is : youthhealthnet@gmail.com

  46. We are a not for profit social development organisation with all legal formalities from country india, focusing on water management, utilization, harvest & recharge. We want to be your member & get time time support for achieving our vision
    Mr. Bimbadhar Senapati
    Secretary, Development Initiative (DI)
    Puri, Odisha, India, 752014
    Mail ID: bsenapati_org@yahoo.co.in, di.orissa@gmail.com, di.admn@gmail.com
    Ph. 06752 273222, Mob: 09937845200, 09439142677
    Web Site: http://www.diorissa.org, Skype ID: bimbadhar.senapati

  47. Please, include on your list, Water Missions International, present in more than 10 countries in the world doing a tremendous work of providing access to safe and clean water to millions of needy people and extending the Living Water Message to the same.

  48. mahatane jeanbosco says:

    and me bosco I THANK ALL ORGANISATION works on water ,sanitation and hygiene

  49. Hi Abby,

    Great blog! It’s encouraging to see your passion for providing safe water and sanitation for people need around the world. I would love for your to include Water Missions International (WMI) on your site (www.watermissions.org).

    WMI is a Christian engineering nonprofit that provides sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Using state-of-the-art technology and engineering expertise, the organization has provided access to safe water for more than 2.4 million people in 49 countries on five continents since 2001. They implement customized solutions through a comprehensive community development model in their nine permanent country programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. WMI also partners with corporations to carry out their mission, including FedEx, Pentair and Grundfos, to name a few.

    I would love to answer any questions you have about the organization (as I work for them). Thank you for your time and consideration!

    Best,
    Mollie

  50. Thanks for that detailed contacts given and directed at improving at the lives of the poor community. We are non profit organization (NGO) operating in rural areas of Eastern part of Tanzania in east Africa where the Maasai people (Pastoralists and Nomads) live. These people with their likes to settle in the isolated areas (bush or forest) where there is adequate land and grasses to feed their cows and goats but with inadequate or limited of water, health and education facilities provided to them by the government and other institutions. One of our objective is to provide and advocate for safe and clean water for the community, and the Maasai people are the targeted people for our interventions. We would like to help the Maasai people with clean and safe water facilities as they live in the areas with water scarcity and far from clean water facilities. The water they use for drinking and cooking is derived from ponds and trenches emerges during the rain seasons or they have to walk a long distances to fetch water for cooking, drinking and washing their clothes leave alone water for their animals. The dirty water they use is the cause of the increased maternal death, under 5 mortality rate, diarrhoea and the outbreak of contagious diseases within the Maasai communities.
    We are seeking for organization that can partner with us, to provide clear water and improving sanitation of the Maasai people and the surrounding communities including the Primary School around the areas.

  51. In our area of south punjab “chistian ” pakistan …we are facing a lot of problems for having pure water and proper senitization systems ….please advise which orgnizations can directly help us and invest in our area to get the pure water plant …and the proper waste water sanitization system …

    tam
    tamseela1@gmail.com

  52. Dear Sir or Madam,
    “Greetings from SHELTER”

    SHELTER is a grassroots level government registered NGO working from 2000 in Bangladesh and works in different fields like as: Research, Consultant, Human Right, Gender, Woman impairments, Agricultures, Water & Sanitation, Health, Non formal & adult Education, VGD, IGA, Baseline Survey, Social works from different development sectors, under-funded and partnership with UNICEF, IOM, GIZ, JICA, WFP , Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Dhaka , Government of Bangladesh, ITF UK, EVERGREEN UK, HOPE’87, ATSEC Bangladesh and Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) 2 programs under Department of Women Affairs (DWA)GOB, World Food Program (wfp) and Trust Fund GOB.

    SHELTER’s major focus is Environmental and Climate Change programs. Start working with ITF UK and SHELTER Nursery. SHELTER provides Tree and Plantation to the School, Mosque and Madrasa, Garboards, Shosanghat and poor people for donation and Road and Riverbank under partnership from GOB. SHELTER also provided NEEM (Medicine) TREES all 77 Union perished, 6 Pouroshova and 8 Upozilla complexes with DC Hobigonj District under GOB. Also provide environment health & education. SHELTER started an ORGANIC AGRO project as organic poultry, fishery, duckers, vegetable, agro forestry and cow firm project under SHELTER HOBIONJ PROJECT.SHELTERS now start a project of Green Initiative for Climate Restoration in Habigonj District under Theme -T5: Mitigation and low carbon development. Program: P7- A forestation and reforestation program funded by Trust Fund GOB.

    We’ve also work for HIV/AIDS & Women and Child trafficking programs under IOM & technical support from ATSEC Bangladesh. SHELTERS have good experiences of Trafficking programs under PPVHT-B Project with IOM partnership. SHELTER have own Nursery and product wood, medicine, fruits, flower and other species plants. 3 luck 20 thousand product capacities Nursery Project from 2007 and continue under Hobigonj projects. SHELTER also have own Training Center established in 2008. It’s providing skills development training IGA, ICT, sewing, poultries, fishery and other livelihood, small business and income generating training. SHELTERS have a plan for setup an innovative School & Educational Center Tea garden forest area and also seeking partner. It is very good innovative projects for all site.

    SHELTER Networking Member of “CDM Watch Network” !NGO Forum Environment & Development, “SANDEE” The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics, “GEF-NGO” Global Environment Facility, “BiD Network” statement at Netherlands Parliamentary Hearing Committee on development policy, “Susana Forum”, “PADOR” Potential Applicants Data Online Registration, SKF (U.K.), “GWA” Gender and Water Alliance, “Teach A Man To Fish” ,“ATSEC” Action against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children , “FNB” Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh, “BAPA” Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon.

    Shelters welcome you for partnership school program in Bangladesh. SHELTER have a plan for setup an innovative School & Educational Center Tea garden and reserve deep forest area. It is very good innovative projects for all site. SHELTER give all projects support for implantation land and other projects like Autistic school & awareness center in Tea garden forest area near world life site, School, Social Services & clinical and medical genetics and Educational Centers as a partner of Bangladesh part.

    We need your Projects Fund Partner and Volunteer Programs projects support for develop our organization performances work under your cooperation and supervision in grassroots level in our country .SHELTER welcome your behalf organization partnership work any slum of the human area in Bangladesh.
    I welcome you visit our organization and working area from your convenient time. SHELTER will arrange everything during your visit. Please see SHELTER documents in attest file. If you need any more information about us please write us any time. Your cooperation will be highly appraised this regard.

    Best Regard,
    Ms.Rayna Sultana
    Executive Director
    SHELTER
    Cell. + 8801945822843
    info@shelterngo.org
    shelterngo@yahoo.com

    http://www.shelterngo.org
    Offices: House No.D-3, 6th Floor, Road No.5,
    Nekation, Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.
     Save a tree. Don’t print this e-mail unless it’s really necessary!
    Reg. Partner Support for NGO works.

  53. Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor is an organization operating in more than 5 countries in Africa and Asia.

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