Web Resources

Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap
Global initiative aimed at reducing the incidence of diarrheal diseases in developing countries through promotion of the use of handwashing.

Global Water Challenge
Launched by a diverse coalition of corporation, foundations, and aid organization, GWC is a campaign to save lives and reduce suffering in the developing world through provision of safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene education.

International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)
Independent, nonprofit organization supported by the Netherlands Government that aims to facilitate the creation, sharing, and use of knowledge so that sector organizations can better help poor people in developing countries gain access to safe water and sanitation services.

Population Services International
Nonprofit social marketing organization that aims to improve health through use of commercial marketing strategies. To address safe water and sanitation challenges, PSI markets and conducts research on affordable household water treatment products in more than 20 countries.

Safe Water System (SWS)
Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Safe Water System is a water quality intervention that uses simple, robust, and inexpensive technologies appropriate for the developing world. The objective is to make water safe through disinfection and safe storage at the point of use.

Sanitation Connection
Internet-based resource that provides access to accurate, up-to-date information on technologies, institutions, and financing of sanitation systems around the world.

Sustaining and Scaling School Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Plus Community Impact (SWASH+)
A Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded initiative, the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University through the SWASH+ partnership seeks to identify, develop, and test innovative approaches to school-based water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions in Kenya.

UNICEF - Water, Environment, and Sanitation
UNICEF department that deals specifically with water and sanitation issues. UNICEF works in more than 90 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities and to promote safe hygiene practices.

USAID Hygiene Improvement Project
USAID- funded project designed to bring about sustainable, at-scale improvements of three key hygiene practices -- safe feces disposal, handwashing, and safe storage and treatment of water at point-of-use-- in at least five countries and through selected, strategic activities.

Water Aid
International nongovernmental organization that works with partner organizations to help poor people in developing countries achieve sustainable improvements in their quality of life through improved water supply, sanitation, and associated hygiene practices.

Water Partners International
Nonprofit organization that addresses the water supply and sanitation needs of persons living in developing countries. WPI promotes innovative and cost-effective community water projects that have the greatest chance for long-term success.

Water and Sanitation Program
Administered by the World Bank, WSP is an international partnership of development agencies concerned with improving water and sanitation policies, practices, and capacities to serve the poor.

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
Operating under a mandate from the United Nations, the Council seeks to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene, and water services for all by enhancing collaboration and coordination of stakeholders through advocacy, awareness-raising campaigns, and facilitation of partner's programs.

Resource center providing access to information and support in water, sanitation, and environmental health for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the British Government.

World Health Organization (WHO) - Water, Sanitation, and Health
WHO's organizational unit in the Department of Protection of the Human Environment (PHE) that deals specifically with water and sanitation issues.

World Health Organization (WHO) -- International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage
WHO network organized to contribute to a significant reduction in waterborne disease, especially among vulnerable populations, by promoting household water treatment and safe storage as a key component of water, sanitation and hygiene programs. The network accomplishes it's mission through advocacy, communication, research, and implementation.

World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation
JMP reports on the status of water-supply and sanitation and supports countries in their monitoring efforts.

World Water Council
Founded in 1996 to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, and to facilitate the efficient management and use of water in all it's dimensions and on an environmentally sustainable basis. The main Council event is the World Water Forum, which takes place once every three years.