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

European Water Jetting Institute

EWJI 2013 Leganés Spain D

European Water Partnership

EWP 2006 Brussels Belgium F y

European Water Resources Association

EWRA Athens Greece D

European Water Treatment Association

EWTA Brussels Belgium D

European Wireless Infrastructure Association

EWIA Brussels Belgium J

European Working Group on Acoustic Emission

EWGAE 1972 Warsaw Poland D c

European X-ray Spectrometry Association

EXSA 2004 Budapest Hungary D

Euroshore International

1998 Brussels Belgium D

EuroSpill Association

2004 Petersfield UK E y

Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance

EXPRA 2013 Brussels Belgium D

Facilité africaine de l'eau

FAE 2004 Tunis Tunisia F g

Faith in Water

Bath UK G

Federación de Partidos Verdes de las Américas

FPVA 1997 Mexico City Mexico D

Federación Interamericana del Cemento

FICEM 1973 Bogota Colombia D

Federación Latinoamericana de Ciudades, Municipios y Asociaciones de Gobiernos Locales

FLACMA 1981 Mexico City Mexico D

Fédération européenne des grossistes en appareils sanitaires et de chauffage

FEST 1958 Zaventem Belgium D t

Fédération européenne du commerce chimique

Fecc 1954 Brussels Belgium D

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


2000 Kamloops BC Canada G

Fondation Énergies pour le Monde

Fondem 1990 Paris France G

Fondazione Marista per la Solidarietà Internazionale Onlus

2007 Rome Italy F f

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO 1945 Rome Italy B g

Food for Life Global

FFL 1974 Kamnik Slovenia E

Food for the Hungry

fh 1971 Phoenix AZ USA F f

Foreningen for Internasjonale Vannstudier

FIVAS 1988 Oslo Norway G

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

Foundation of International Servant Leadership Exchange Association

ISEA Foundation Incheon Korea Rep G f

France Amérique latine

1970 Paris France G

Franciscans International

FI 1985 Geneva Switzerland F

Free Trade Europa

Stockholm Sweden J t

Freecycle Network

2003 Tucson AZ USA N

Freedom from Debt Coalition

FDC 1988 Quezon City Philippines G


Hadlow Down UK G

Freshwater Action Network South Asia

FANSA 2007 Hyderabad 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 Colombia F fy

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

HidroEx 2009 Frutal Brazil G fg

Fundación Centro Internacional de Hidrologia Subterranea

FCIHS 1991 Barcelona Spain N f

Gas Infrastructure Europe

GIE 2002 Brussels Belgium D


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