There are many organizations contributing to solutions to the water crisis and to ensure sustainable, affordable, and reliable water, sanitation, and hygiene for all (WASH). They are working from a variety of angles, from poverty alleviation and climate change to water quality, access and monitoring, advocacy, and governance.
Delve deeper here and learn the stories of change makers who are fighting to ensure that water is distributed more equitably and to empower the communities that need it most.
Global Water Partnership’s Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Toolbox
Global Water Partnership’s IWRM Toolbox is the world’s first—and today’s most comprehensive—free online database about integrated water resources management and exists as a resource for anyone interested in adopting better practices for the management of water or improving water management at the local, national, regional, or global level.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
IWMI responds directly to the demand for innovative, scientifically tested water management solutions for sustainable development. With offices in 13 countries and a global network of scientists operating in more than 30 countries, addresses three high priority water challenges; food, to improve food security while sustainably managing water resources and ecosystems, climate,to adapt to and mitigate climate change while building resilience to water related disasters and disruption, and growth, to reduce poverty and advance inclusion with equality as agriculture transforms, energy transitions and urbanization intensifies.
IRC WASH Resources Library
THE IRCWash Resources library contains resources and publications of the group as well as from other organizations. You can peruse these listings and use the advanced search for further detail.
IRC Watershed Empowering Citizens Program
The Watershed program of the Dutch “think and do tank” IRCWash built the capacity of civil society organizations in six countries—Kenya, Uganda, Mali, Ghana, Bangladesh, and India—and also at international level, for evidence-based lobbying and advocacy on WASH and Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) issues. This five-year partnership (2016–2020) contributed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 for universal access to water and sanitation services and water security by making the voices of citizens heard and strengthening governance and accountability. IRCWash continues to be a global thought leader on water management through its online Systems Academy.
Water Governance Library
WGF has compiled a list of publications focusing on water issues for people to reference and use in educational settings.
Water Integrity Network
The Water Integrity Network (WIN) aims to prevent and fight corruption in water. It works to “connect an open network of partner individuals, organizations, and governments promoting water integrity to reduce corruption, and improve water sector performance worldwide” by encouraging adherence to the key pillars of transparency, accountability, participation, and anti-corruption. The WIN resources page provides information on how to promote water integrity, a list of publications, and a deep dive into publications that focus specifically on the intersection between issues of water and gender.
Water Witness supports communities living at the sharp end of the global water crisis.
They enable them to secure their water rights, and to demand action and accountability from those responsible for pollution control, flood and drought management, water and sanitation services, and conflict resolution. Over the past 5 years, Water Witness has enabled 563,639 people to improve their water security through social accountability.
Created in 2016, Watershed Voices believes that no one should be excluded from clean and safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. Its Watershed Empowering Citizens Programme works with civil society organizations (CSOs) to fight this exclusion. It has worked to “make sure that by 2030, each person in every community has access to WASH services, and that their district government is improving and protecting the sources of their water.” Follow the group via #voicesforwater, which highlights conversations, success stories, and calls to action for NGOs, governments, and funders to reprioritize resources to empower communities.