Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Clean Water & Sanitation


Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, millions of people including children die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. At the current time, more than 2 billion people are living with the risk of reduced access to freshwater resources and by 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water. Drought in specific afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition. Fortunately, there has been great progress made in the past decade regarding drinking sources and sanitation, whereby over 90% of the world’s population now has access to improved sources of drinking water.

To improve sanitation and access to drinking water, there needs to be increased investment in management of freshwater ecosystems and sanitation facilities on a local level in several developing countries within Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia and South-Eastern Asia.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter

LC Prot 1996 1996 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

5 Gyres Institute

5GYRES Santa Monica CA USA G Institutes

5G Infrastructure Association

5G IA Brussels Belgium E

Action Against Hunger

1979 Paris France F Humanitarian Organizations

ACTRiS

2014 Helsinki Finland F

Additional Protocol to the Pan-American Sanitary Code, 1927

1927 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Pan-American Sanitary Code, 1952

1952 Washington DC USA T g Treaties, IGOs

AEqualia

Geneva Switzerland J

Africa Culture Internationale Human Rights

ACI Human Rights 1996 Toubacouta Senegal G Human Rights Organizations

Africa Foundation

1997 Pointe Noire Congo Brazzaville G fy Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations, Foundations

Africa Groundwater Network

AGW-NET 2008 Harare Zimbabwe E

Africa Infrastructure Foundation

1995 Lagos Nigeria N f Foundations

Africa Safe Water Foundation

Lagos Nigeria G f Foundations

Africa Water Journalist Network

AWJN 2005 Amsterdam Netherlands G

Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate

AfriAlliance Delft Netherlands E y International Federations

African Association of Microbiology and Food Hygiene

1984 Sousse Tunisia D

African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development

ACAHD 2002 Lagos Nigeria G Humanitarian Organizations

African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education

ACARE D

African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation

ANEW Nairobi Kenya D

African Forum for Utility Regulators

AFUR 2002 Pretoria South Africa F

African Marine Waste Network

AMWN 2016 Kenton-on-Sea South Africa G

African Ministers' Council on Water

AMCOW 2002 Abuja Nigeria E gc Conference Series, IGOs

African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides

ANCAP 2001 Zanzibar Tanzania UR F

African Water Association

AfWA 1980 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D

African Water Facility

AWF 2004 Tunis Tunisia F g IGOs

African-Eurasian Migratory /Water Bird/ Agreement

AEWA 1995 Bonn Germany T g Treaties, IGOs

Agence de l'eau Rhin-Meuse

1964 Moulin-les-Metz France G g IGOs

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

ACER 2009 Ljubljana Slovenia E g European Union Bodies, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Cooperation in Taking Measures Against Pollution of the Sea by Oil

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Cooperation to Ensure Compliance with the Regulations for Preventing the Pollution of the Sea by Oil

1967 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Cooperative Research in Reactor Science

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning International Direct Goods Traffic by Rail and Water

ITRW 1959 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Application of the Agreement of 11 February 1977, in the Field of Gas-cooled Reactor Concepts and Technology

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Protection of the Waters of the Mediterranean Shores

RAMOGE agreement 1976 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Regulations of Lake Inari by Means of the Kaitakoski Hydro - Electric Power Station and Dam

1959 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Uniform Rules for the Marking of Navigable Waters

1962 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for cooperation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substances

Bonn Agreement 1983 London UK F gy International Federations, Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Agreement for the Transfer of a Training Reactor and Enriched Uranium

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Administrative Arrangements for the Perk Thnot - Cambodia - Power and Irrigation Development Project

1968 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the South-East Pacific by Hydrocarbons or other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

1981 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Research Participation and Technical Exchange in the In-pile CABRI and Annular Core Pulsed Reactor Research Programs Related to Fast Reactor Safety

1978 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'Analysis of Organic Micropollutants in Water'

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'research into Physico-chemical Behaviour of Sulphur Dioxide in the Atmosphere'

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'sewage Sludge Processing'

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement to Facilitate the Sanitary Control of Traffic

1955 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East

ALAWUC Cairo Egypt E gy FAO Bodies, International Federations, IGOs

Aide internationale au développement et à l'enfance

AIDE Aublain Belgium G Humanitarian Organizations

Aide médicale et développement

AMD 1986 Grenoble France G Humanitarian Organizations

Air and Waste Management Association

A and WMA 1907 Pittsburgh PA USA N Professional Bodies

Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre

AIVC 1979 Sint-Stevens-Woluwe Belgium E

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