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

Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry

HMEI 2001 Geneva Switzerland D

Association of Power Utilities in Africa

APUA 1970 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D y International Federations

Association of Regulators of Water and Sanitation of the Americas

2001 Asunción Paraguay D g IGOs

Association of River Water Companies

RIWA 1950 Nieuwegein Netherlands F

Association of the Mediterranean Regulators for Electricity and Gas

MEDREG 2006 Milan Italy E IGOs

Association Régionale pour l'Irrigation et le Drainage en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

ARID 1996 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso J

Association scientifique européenne pour l'eau et la santé

ASEES 1969 Paris France D

Associazione Sanitaria Internazionale

1954 Rome Italy G

Australasian - Iron and Steel - Slag Association

ASA 1990 Wollongong Australia N

Australasian Hydrographic Society

AHS 2001 Belrose Australia G

Australasian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany

ASPAB 1980 Wellington New Zealand G

Balkan Environmental Association

BENA 1998 Thessaloniki Greece D

Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission

HELCOM 1974 Helsinki Finland E gy International Federations, IGOs

Baltic Sea Hydrographic Commission

BSHC 1983 Monaco Monaco K g IGOs

Basel Action Network

BAN 1997 Seattle WA USA F

Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

1999 T g Treaties, IGOs

Blacksmith Institute

1999 New York NY USA G j Institutes

Blue Planet Foundation

Honolulu HI USA G f Foundations

Blue Planet Network

2002 Oakland CA USA G

Books2Africa

2012 Canterbury UK G

Bridging the Gap Foundation

BTG Chico CA USA G f Foundations

BuildingSMART International

1994 Kettering UK F

Bureau of International Recycling

BIR 1948 Brussels Belgium C

C40

2005 London UK F

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum

CSLF 2003 Washington DC USA F g IGOs

Caribbean Desalination Association

CaribDA 2008 Stuart FL USA D

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology

CIMH 1967 Bridgetown Barbados E gj Institutes, IGOs

Caribbean Meteorological Organization

CMO 1973 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D g IGOs

Caribbean Water and Sewerage Association

CAWASA 1996 Gros-Islet St Lucia D

Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association

CWWA 1988 St Joseph Trinidad-Tobago D v

Caribbean WaterNet

St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago F

Catholic Relief Services

CRS 1943 Baltimore MD USA F Humanitarian Organizations

CDP

2000 London UK G

Center for Clean Air Policy

CCAP 1985 Washington DC USA G

Center for Communications, Health and the Environment

CECHE 1990 Washington DC USA G

Central American Engineering Institutions Network

REDICA 1998 San José Costa Rica F

Central American Water Resource Management Network

CARA 1999 Calgary AB Canada E

Central Asia Research Institute for Irrigation

SANIIRI Tashkent Uzbekistan G j Institutes

Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium

CERIC Trieste Italy E

Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

CAWST Calgary AB Canada G

Centre Muraz

1939 Bobo Dioulasso Burkina Faso E g IGOs

Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution

1978 Brest France G

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon E

Centro del Agua para América Latina y el Caribe

2008 Monterrey Mexico J

Charity: Water

New York NY USA G

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

CIWEM 1895 London UK G jv Institutes

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Childhood Third World

1967 Brussels Belgium G

China Europe Water Platform

CEWP 2012 F

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