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

Fédération européenne pour la santé animale et la sécurité sanitaire

FESASS 2001 Brussels Belgium D

Fédération internationale des clubs de motorhomes

FICM 1976 Arras France D

Fields of Life Trust

1995 Lisburn UK G

Finn Church Aid

FCA 1947 Helsinki Finland G f

flow induced noise and vibration issues and aspects

flinovia J c

Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data

FRIEND Montpellier France K g

FogQuest

2000 Kamloops BC Canada G

Fondation Énergies pour le Monde

Fondem 1990 Paris France G

Fondazione Marista per la Solidarietà Internazionale Onlus

2007 Rome RM Italy F f

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO 1945 Rome RM Italy B g

Food for Life Global

FFL 1974 Kamnik Slovenia E

Food for the Hungry

fh 1971 Phoenix AZ USA F f

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

FCPF Washington DC USA F gy

Forum of Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities

HAPUA 1981 Jakarta Indonesia F g

Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure

FFII 1998 Berlin Germany F f

France Amérique latine

1970 Paris France G

Franciscans International

FI 1985 Geneva GE Switzerland F

Free Trade Europa

Stockholm Sweden J

Freecycle Network

2003 Tucson AZ USA N

Freedom from Debt Coalition

FDC 1988 Quezon City Philippines G

fresh2O

Hadlow Down UK G

Freshwater Action Network

FAN 2000 Nairobi Kenya F y

Freshwater Action Network South America

FANAS Rio de Janeiro RJ Brazil E

Freshwater Action Network South Asia

FANSA 2007 Hyderabad Telangana India E

FRIEND / Hindu Kush-Himalayan

HKH-FRIEND 1996 Kathmandu Nepal K g

FRIEND/Alpine and Mediterranean Hydrology

FRIEND/AMHY 1991 Montpellier France K gv

Fund for Latin American Irrigated Rice

1995 Cali Valle del Cauca Colombia F fy

Fundação Centro Internacional de Educação, Capacitação e Pesquisa Aplicada em Aguas

HidroEx 2009 Frutal MG Brazil G fg

Fundación Centro Internacional de Hidrologia Subterranea

FCIHS 1991 Barcelona Barcelona Spain N f

Gas Infrastructure Europe

GIE 2002 Brussels Belgium D

GEMS/Water

1978 Nairobi Kenya K g

Gender and Water Alliance

GWA 2000 Dieren Netherlands B

Gift of the Givers Foundation

1992 Pietermaritzburg South Africa N f

Global Aid Foundation

1993 F fv

Global Aid Network

GAiN USA Dallas TX USA G

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

GAIA 2000 Quezon City Philippines C

Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace

GAMIP Geneva GE Switzerland C v

Global Alliances for Water and Climate

GAfWaC 2016 E g

Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative

GLAFRI 2015 Düsseldorf Germany C

Global Biosaline Network

GBN Dubai United Arab Emirates G

Global Cabin Air Quality Executive

GCAQE 2006 Horsham UK C

Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance

GCWDA 2015 C

Global Commons Institute, London

1991 London UK G j

Global Community Monitor

GCM 2001 El Cerrito CA USA G

Global Coral Reef Alliance

GCRA 1990 Cambridge MA USA N

Global Environment and Natural Resources Institute

GENRI 2013 Fairfax VA USA G j

Global Harmonization Initiative

GHI 2007 Vienna Austria F

Global Hope Mobilization

GLOHOMO Lilongwe Malawi G

Global Hygiene Council

GHC 2006 J

Global Impact

1956 Alexandria VA USA G y

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