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

ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority

ERERA 2008 Accra Ghana E g

EDANA, the voice of nonwovens

EDANA 1971 Brussels Belgium D t

EGI Foundation 2010 Amsterdam Netherlands F fy

EIB Institute

2012 Luxembourg Luxembourg E gj

Ekklesia Society

1996 Frisco TX USA F v

Emmaus International

1971 Montreuil France E

Empowers Africa

New York NY USA G

End Water Poverty

EWP 2007 London UK F y

Energy 4 Impact

2002 London UK F

Energy and Resources Institute

TERI 1974 Delhi India G j

Energy Council of the Americas


Energy Regulators Association of East Africa

EREA 2008 Arusha Tanzania UR D

Energy Technologies Europe

2001 Brussels Belgium D

Engineers Without Borders International

EWB International 2002 Denver CO USA F

Enraíza Derechos

1985 Madrid Spain G v

Entomological Society of Southern Africa

ESSA 1937 Hatfield South Africa F

Envirofit International

2003 Fort Collins CO USA N

Environment and Development Resource Centre

EDRC 1991 Overijse Belgium G v

Environmental Foundation for Africa

EFA Freetown Sierra Leone G f

Environmental Peacebuilding Association

EnPAx 2018 Washington DC USA C y


Fann-Dakar Senegal J

Episcopal Relief and Development

1940 New York NY USA G f

ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee

TC 1968 Macau Macau E g


2008 Brussels Belgium D

eu can aid

ECA 1968 Brussels Belgium F

EU-ASEAN Business Council

EU-ABC 2011 Singapore Singapore E

Euclid University

EUCLID 2008 Bangui Central African Rep F g


Zaventem Belgium D

EUniverCities Network

EUniverCities 2012 F

Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum

EACEF 2006 Stuttgart Germany F

Euro-Mediterranean Information System on Know-how in the Water Sector

EMWIS 1997 Sophia Antipolis France F g

Euro-Mediterranean Irrigators Community

EIC 2002 Madrid Spain F


1986 Brussels Belgium F


2001 Brussels Belgium F


1995 Brussels Belgium D

EuroLinux Alliance for a Free Information Infrastructure

1999 F

Europäische Vereinigung der Gemeinschaften zur Zertifizierung von Entsorgungsfachbetrieben

EVGE 2004 Bonn Germany D

European Academies' Science Advisory Council

EASAC 2001 E y

European Anglers Alliance

EAA 1994 Brussels Belgium F

European Association for the Consumption-based Billing of Energy Costs

EVVE 1993 Bonn Germany D

European Association of Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centres

EURASLIC 1988 Zagreb Croatia D

European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

EAERE 1990 Venice Italy D v

European Association of Geographers

EUROGEO 1979 Saragossa Spain F

European Association of Geosynthetic product Manufacturers

EAGM Winschoten Netherlands D

European Association of Innovation Consultants

EAIC 2021 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of lighting WEEE compliance schemes

EucoLight 2015 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores and Industrial Minerals

EUROMINES 1996 Brussels Belgium D yt

European Biosafety Association

EBSA 1996 Ghent Belgium D

European Boating Industry

EBI 2009 Brussels Belgium D t

European Brewery Convention

EBC 1947 Brussels Belgium D