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

Fondation CIOMAL de l'Ordre de Malte

Fondation CIOMAL 1958 Geneva Switzerland E

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 and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region

FFTC 1970 Taipei Taiwan E g

Food for Life Global

FFL 1995 Wilmington DE USA 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

Foro de los Países de América Latina y el Caribe sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible

2016 F c

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 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 Lalitpur Nepal 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

G6 Infrastructure Association

6G IA Brussels Belgium E

Gas Infrastructure Europe

GIE 2002 Brussels Belgium D t

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Gavi 2000 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland F

GCP Europe

1949 Brussels Belgium D


1978 Nairobi Kenya K g

Gender and Water Alliance

GWA 2000 Dieren Netherlands B

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

GICHD 1998 Geneva Switzerland G

Gift of the Givers Foundation

1992 Pietermaritzburg South Africa N f

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

GAFSP 2010 Washington DC USA E g

Global Aid Foundation

1993 F fv

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

GAIA 2000 Berkeley CA USA C

Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace

GAMIP Delta BC Canada C v

Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People

2011 C y

Global Alliance of Social Enterprises in Travel & Tourism

GASET 2021 Bangkok Thailand J

Global Alliances for Water and Climate

GAfWaC 2016 E g

Global Battery Alliance

GBA 2017 Cologny Switzerland C y

Global Biosaline Network

GBN Dubai United Arab Emirates G

Global Cabin Air Quality Executive

GCAQE 2006 London UK C

Global Citizenship Alliance

GCA 2015 Salzburg Austria C

Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance

GCWDA 2015 C

Global Climate Action Partnership

2011 Golden CO USA F y

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 Development Research Centre

GDRC 2000 Kobe Japan G

Global Diaspora Confederation

GDC 2020 F