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

Illuminating Engineering Society

IES 1906 New York NY USA G

Imagine H2O

2009 G

Improve International

2011 Atlanta GA USA G

INCE Europe

2005 Wallasey UK G

Infrastructure Consortium for Africa

ICA 2005 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E gy

Infrastructure Ecology Network Europe

IENE 1996 Paris France F

Initiative for the Development of Africa

IDA Dakar Senegal G

Initiative: Eau

2013 Washington DC USA G

Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

IHEID 2008 Geneva Switzerland G j

Institut International d'Ingénierie de l'Eau et de l'Environnement

2iE 2004 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso F gj

Institut méditerranéen de l'eau

IME 1982 Marseille France E j

Institute de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova e Lisboa

Lisbon Portugal G j

Institute for Geopolitical Research and Development

INGRED 2011 Antwerp Belgium F f

Institute for Infrastructure, Environment and Innovation

IMIEU 1999 Brussels Belgium J

Institute for Social and Environmental Transition–International

ISET-International 1997 Boulder CO USA F

Institute for Zero Waste in Africa

IZWA Cape Town South Africa G j

Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa

IWMSA Roodepoort South Africa N j

Institution of Lighting Engineers

ILE 1924 Rugby UK N jv

Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales

ICEFI 2005 Guatemala Guatemala D j

Integrity Action

2003 London UK G

Inter aide

IA 1980 Versailles France G

Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee

IADC 1993 E

Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development

IACD 1999 Washington DC USA E g

Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering

1948 Sao Paulo Brazil D

Inter-American Centre for Studies on Water Resources

1989 Toluca Mexico E

Inter-Islamic Network on Biosaline Agriculture

INBA 2002 Dubai United Arab Emirates F g

Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management

INWRDAM 1987 Amman Jordan F g

Inter-State Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia

ICWC 1992 Tashkent Uzbekistan E g

Inter-State School of Hydraulic and Rural Engineering for Senior Technicians

1972 F g

Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products

1970 E gy

International Academy of Aquatic Art

IAAA 1955 University Park FL USA N

International Academy of Environmental Sanitation and Public Health

IAES and PH 1984 Delhi India G

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

IAPB 1975 London UK D y

International Agri-Food Network

IAFN 1996 F y

International Aid

1980 Spring Lake MI USA G

International Aid Services

IAS 1990 Vällingby Sweden G

International Alert

1986 London UK F

International Assistance Mission

IAM 1966 Kabul Afghanistan N

International Association for Environmental Hydrology

IAEH 1991 San Antonio TX USA N v

International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research

IAHR 1935 Madrid Spain B

International Association for Hydrogen Energy

IAHE 1974 Miami FL USA B

International Association for Promoting Geoethics

IAPG 2012 Rome Italy C

International Association for Sediment Water Science

IASWS 1984 Ljubljana Slovenia C

International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products

1995 Brussels Belgium D y

International Association for Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology

IASMiRT 1971 Raleigh NC USA D v

International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam

IAPWS 1929 D

International Association for the Rights of Needy and Suffering Children

IARNSC 2004 Montréal QC Canada G

International Association for Water Law

1967 Rome Italy B

International Association of Advanced Materials

IAAM 2010 Ulrika Sweden C

International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers

IAMSLIC 1975 Newport OR USA C