Name of Organisation: WaterAid

Details: WaterAid is an international not-for-profit making organisation firstly set up in 1981 in UK as a response to the UN International Drinking Water & Sanitation decade , aiming to provide clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere.

In 2010, WaterAid became a global federation of national member organisations. So far, WaterAid has seven members, including Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the US. Each member organisation mobilises support in its home country, engaging individuals, companies and institutions across totally 37 countries in Africa, America, Asia and Europe to raise funds and influence policies to support WaterAid’s mission with 4 major principles:

Principle 1: Global interest. Achieving WaterAid’s mission as effectively as possible is fundamental to all we do and global interest is paramount.

Principle 2: Subsidiarity. WaterAid international will only undertake activities that it can and will deliver more effectively than WaterAid member countries.

Principle 3: One country, one WaterAid. WaterAid will only have one delivery organisation in each of the regions or countries where services are provided.

Principle 4: Sustainability. The members of the WaterAid federation will be organisations that are, or are expected to become within a reasonable time-frame, self-sustaining and able to contribute significant resources to the delivery of WaterAid’s strategy.

On the other hand, global news about water, sanitation and hygiene are being updated on WashWatch  for education purpose & integrated sharing. Given that we’re living in the abundant world, according to WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP), 844 million people don’t have clean water, 2.3 billion people don’t have a decent toilet. One in nine people around the world do not have access to clean water close to home, and 60% of the world’s population lives in areas of water stress, where the water supply cannot or will not continue to meet demand.

Year of Establishment: 1981

Regions: Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the US

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Source of Information: WateraidWashWatch 

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