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

Oxfam Australia

1953 Carlton VIC Australia G f

Oxfam GB

1942 Oxford UK G

Pacific Community

SPC 1947 Nouméa New Caledonia D g

Pacific Islands Development Forum

PIDF 2012 Suva Fiji F g

Pacific Science Association

PSA 1920 Honolulu HI USA C

Pacific Water Association

PWA Apia Samoa G

Pan American Sanitary Bureau

PASB 1902 Washington DC USA E g

Pan American Sanitary Code

1924 T g

Pan American Surf Association

PASA 1992 Lima Peru D

Pan-European Infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management

SeaDataNet Plouzané France E

Particles in Europe

PiE 2008 S c

Partnership for Acid Drainage Remediation in Europe

PADRE Sydney NS Canada K

Partnership for African Social and Governance Research

PASGR 2011 Nairobi Kenya F

Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

PCFV 2002 Nairobi Kenya E y

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport Foundation

SLoCaT Foundation 2014 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek Belgium F fy

Peace and Life Enhancement Initiative International

PLEII 2009 Ijebu-Ode Nigeria G

People in Need

PIN 1992 Prague Czechia G

PepsiCo Foundation

Purchase NY USA G f

Permanent Joint Technical Commission for Nile Waters

PJTC 1960 Giza Egypt E g

Phyto-sanitary Convention for Africa

1967 T g

Phyto-sanitary Convention for Africa South of the Sahara

1954 T g


1894 Brussels Belgium B y

Plan International

1937 Woking UK F

Planet Water

Scottsdale AZ USA J

Plastic Change

Hellerup Denmark G

Plastic Pollution Coalition

2009 Washington DC USA J

Plastic Soup Foundation

PSF Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Plumbing Manufacturers International

PMI 1954 McLean VA USA G

Polish Humanitarian Action

PAH 1992 Warsaw Poland G

Population and Development International

PDI 1983 Kailua HI USA G

Portable Sanitation Association International

PSAI 1971 Bloomington MN USA G

Portable Sanitation Europe

PSE 2000 Sutton Coldfield UK G

Powering Past Coal Alliance

PPCA London UK C g

PRACTICA Foundation

2001 Papendrecht Netherlands G f

Preferred by Nature

1994 Copenhagen Denmark F

Première Urgence Internationale

1979 Asnières-sur-Seine France G


2009 Brussels Belgium J

Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

PHAP 2010 Brussels Belgium F t

Programa Latinoamericano del Carbono

PLAC 1999 Caracas Venezuela K g

Programme Solidarité eau

pS-Eau 1984 Paris France F

Project WET Foundation

1984 Bozeman MT USA G f

Projektgroep voor Technische Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

PROTOS 1977 Ghent Belgium G

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment

PAME 1993 Akureyri Iceland E g

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Utrecht Netherlands F f

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

1991 T g

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

1983 T g

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

1990 Safat Kuwait T g

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

1986 T g

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

1985 Victoria Seychelles T g

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

1983 Kingston Jamaica T g