Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Clean Water & Sanitation

Access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene is the most basic human need for health and well-being. Billions of people will lack access to these basic services in 2030 unless progress quadruples. Demand for water is rising owing to rapid population growth, urbanization and increasing water needs from agriculture, industry, and energy sectors.

The demand for water has outpaced population growth, and half the world’s population is already experiencing severe water scarcity at least one month a year. Water scarcity is projected to increase with the rise of global temperatures as a result of climate change.

Investments in infrastructure and sanitation facilities; protection and restoration of water- related ecosystems; and hygiene education are among the steps necessary to ensure universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030, and improving water-use efficiency is one key to reducing water stress.

There has been positive progress. Between 2015 and 2022, the proportion of the world’s population with access to safely managed drinking water increased from 69 per cent to 73 per cent.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations

EurAqua 1993 Helsinki Finland D

European Network of Political Foundations

ENoP 2006 Brussels Belgium F

European Noise Barrier Federation

ENBF 2009 Brussels Belgium D

European Plant Science Organisation

EPSO 2000 Brussels Belgium D y

European Rail Infrastructure Managers

EIM 2001 Brussels Belgium D y

European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Lodz

ERCE PAS 2006 Lódz Poland E g

European Small Islands Federation

ESIN 2001 Westport Ireland F

European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts

SLSAeu Basel Switzerland D

European Society for Sonochemistry

ESS 1990 Milan Italy D

European Spiritan Centre for Cooperation and Development

CSECD-Kibanda 2001 Brussels Belgium E

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures

ESFRI 2002 Brussels Belgium F g

European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technology

ESWET 2004 Brussels Belgium D t

European Tissue Symposium

ETS 1971 Brussels Belgium F

European Transport Workers' Federation

ETF 1958 Brussels Belgium E

European Underwater Federation

EUF Faverges France D

European Union for Responsible Incineration and Treatment of Special Waste

EURITS 1993 Mechelen Belgium D

European Union of Water Management Associations

EUWMA 1996 The Hague Netherlands D

European Utilities Telecom Council

EUTC Brussels Belgium E

European Ventilation Hygiene Association

EVHA 1999 Tallinn Estonia D

European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis

EVISA Münster Germany D j

European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association

EWABA 2013 D t

European Water and Wastewater Industry Association

Aqua Europa 1977 Brussels Belgium D t

European Water Association

EWA 1981 Hennef Germany D

European Water Jetting Institute

EWJI 2013 Leganés Spain D t

European Water Regulators

WAREG 2014 Brussels Belgium J

European Water Resources Association

EWRA 1991 Athens Greece D

European Water Stewardship

EWS 2011 Leeuwarden Netherlands J

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

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

Family Africa

TFA 2004 Johannesburg South Africa 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 de SAMBO

FIAS 1984 Lausanne Switzerland C

Fédération internationale des clubs de motorhomes

FICM 1976 Arras France D

Fédération Internationale Sport pour Tous

FISpT 1982 Manama Bahrain B

Federation of African Medical Students' Associations

FAMSA 1968 Ibadan Nigeria D

Federation of European National Statistical Societies

FENStatS Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Fields of Life Trust

1995 Lisburn UK G

Finn Church Aid

FCA 1947 Helsinki Finland G f

FIWARE Foundation

2016 Berlin Germany F f

Flow Induced Noise and Vibration Issues and Aspects


Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data

FRIEND Montpellier France K g