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

Observatoire de recherches internationales sur l'eau

ORIE Québec QC Canada N

Ocean Arks International

OAI 1981 Falmouth MA USA G

Offshore Pollution Liability Association

OPOL 1974 London UK D

Oilwatch

1996 Port Harcourt Nigeria F

One Drop

2007 Montréal QC Canada G

OneWorld South Asia

OWSA 1999 Delhi India K Human Rights Organizations

Organisation internationale pour la réduction des catastrophes

OIRC 1991 Kinshasa Congo DR G Humanitarian Organizations

Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators

OOCUR 2002 Georgetown Guyana D g IGOs

OSGP Alliance

2006 Groningen Netherlands C

Outreach International

1979 Independence MO USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j Institutes, Humanitarian Organizations

Oxfam Australia

1953 Carlton Australia G f Humanitarian Organizations

Pacific Water Association

PWA Apia Samoa G

Pan American Sanitary Bureau

PASB 1902 Washington DC USA E g WHO Bodies, IGOs

Pan American Sanitary Code

1924 T g Treaties, IGOs

Pan-European Infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management

SeaDataNet Plouzané France E

Partnership for Acid Drainage Remediation in Europe

PADRE Sydney NS Canada K

Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

PCFV 2002 Nairobi Kenya E y International Federations

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport Foundation

SLoCaT Foundation 2014 F fy International Federations, Foundations

People in Need

PIN 1992 Prague Czech Rep G Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

PepsiCo Foundation

N f Foundations

Permanent Joint Technical Commission for Nile Waters

PJTC 1960 Giza Egypt E g IGOs

Phyto-sanitary Convention for Africa

1967 T g Treaties, IGOs

Phyto-sanitary Convention for Africa South of the Sahara

1954 T g Treaties, IGOs

PIANC

1894 Brussels Belgium B y International Federations

Planet Water

Scottsdale AZ USA F

Planetary Association for Clean Energy

PACE 1975 Ottawa ON Canada F

Plastic Change

Hellerup Denmark G

Plastic Pollution Coalition

2009 Berkeley CA USA J

Plastic Soup Foundation

PSF 2011 Amsterdam Netherlands G f Foundations

Polish Humanitarian Action

PHA 1992 Warsaw Poland G Humanitarian Organizations

Portable Sanitation Association International

PSAI 1971 Bloomington MN USA G

Portable Sanitation Europe

PSE 2000 Sutton Coldfield UK G

Powering Past Coal Alliance

2017 London UK C g IGOs

PRACTICA Foundation

2001 Papendrecht Netherlands G f Foundations

Première Urgence Internationale

1979 Asnières-sur-Seine France G Humanitarian Organizations

PRIME ALLIANCE

2009 Brussels Belgium J

Project Group for Technical Development Cooperation

1977 Ghent Belgium G

Project WET Foundation

1984 Bozeman MT USA G f Foundations

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment

PAME 1993 Akureyri Iceland E g IGOs

Protocol Additional to the Convention for the Protection of the Rhine from Pollution by Chlorides

1991 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Amending the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

1983 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Amending the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources, Kuwait

1990 Safat Kuwait T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Amending the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources, Paris

1986 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Marine Pollution in Cases of Emergency in the Eastern African Region

1985 Mahé Seychelles T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Oil Spills in the Wider Caribbean Region

1983 Kingston Jamaica T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution Emergencies in the South Pacific Region

1986 Apia Samoa T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution in Cases of Emergency

1981 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

1976 Athens Greece T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea

2002 Athens Greece T g Treaties, IGOs

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