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

Human Appeal

1984 Cheadle UK F

Human Rights Funders Network

HRFN 1994 New York NY USA G

Hydraulique sans frontières

HSF 1990 Chambéry France G

Hydrographic Commission on Antarctica

HCA 1992 Monte Carlo Monaco K gy

Hydrographic Society Benelux

HSB Deinze Belgium D

IAEA Environment Laboratories

IAEA-EL 1961 Vienna Austria F g

Icelandic Church Aid

1969 Reykjavik Iceland G

IDO

2009 Paris France G

IEA Clean Coal Centre

1975 London UK E g

IFOAM - Organics International

IFOAM 1972 Bonn Germany B

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

1957 Delft Netherlands E jv

Illuminating Engineering Society

IES 1906 New York NY USA G

Imagine H2O

2009 G

Improve International

2011 Atlanta GA USA G

INCE Europe

2005 Wallasey UK G

Infrastructure Consortium for Africa

ICA 2005 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E gy

Infrastructure Ecology Network Europe

IENE 1996 Paris France F

Initiative: Eau

2013 Cambridge MA USA G

Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

2008 Geneva GE Switzerland G j

Institut méditerranéen de l'eau

IME 1982 Marseille France E j

Institute de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova e Lisboa

Lisbon Portugal G j

Institute for Zero Waste in Africa

IZWA Cape Town South Africa G j

Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa

IWMSA Roodepoort South Africa N j

Institution of Lighting Engineers

ILE 1924 Rugby UK N jv

Inter aide

IA 1980 Versailles France G

Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee

IADC 1993 E

Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering

1948 Sao Paulo SP Brazil D

Inter-American Centre for Studies on Water Resources

1989 Toluca MEX Mexico E

Inter-Islamic Network on Biosaline Agriculture

INBA 2002 Dubai United Arab Emirates F g

Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management

INWRDAM 1987 Amman Jordan F g

Inter-State Commission Water Coordination of Central Asia

ICWC 1992 Tashkent Uzbekistan E g

Inter-State School of Hydraulic and Rural Engineering for Senior Technicians

1972 F g

Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products

1970 E gy

International Academy of Aquatic Art

IAAA 1955 University Park FL USA N

International Academy of Environmental Sanitation and Public Health

IAES and PH 1984 Delhi Delhi India G

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

IAPB 1975 London UK D y

International Agri-Food Network

IAFN 1996 F y

International Aid

1980 Spring Lake MI USA G

International Aid Services

IAS 1990 Vällingby Sweden G

International Alert

1986 F

International Assistance Mission

IAM 1966 Kabul Kabul Afghanistan N

International Association for Environmental Hydrology

IAEH 1991 San Antonio TX USA N v

International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research

IAHR 1935 Madrid Madrid Spain B

International Association for Hydrogen Energy

IAHE 1974 West Lafayette IN USA B

International Association for Sediment Water Science

IASWS 1984 Ljubljana Slovenia C

International Association for Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology

IASMiRT 1971 Raleigh NC USA D v

International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam

IAPWS 1929 D

International Association for the Rights of Needy and Suffering Children

IARNSC 2004 Montréal QC Canada G

International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers

IAMSLIC 1975 Newport OR USA C

International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants

IAC2 Boulder CO USA G

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