Agenda for Change

Agenda for Change is a collaboration of 14 like-minded organizations that have adopted a set of common principles and approaches. The collaboration speaks in one voice to advocate for and support national and local governments in strengthening the water, sanitation, and hygiene systems required to ensure universal, sustainable services for all.

Community-Led Total Sanitation

The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) website connects practitioners, communities, NGOs, agencies, researchers, governments, donors and others involved or interested in CLTS. The site contains practical information about the approach, information on CLTS in different countries, research papers, and relevant news and events; it is intended to serve as an up-to-date virtual resource center and as a space for sharing and learning on CLTS across organizations, countries and sectors.

European Water Partnership

The European Water Partnership, a Brussels-based nonprofit organization, unites and mobilizes people and stakeholders around a common water vision for Europe. Since 2006, it has developed policies, standards, and shared best practices to effectively address Europe’s water challenges by 2030.

Freshwater Action Network

Freshwater Action Network (FAN) is a global network of people implementing and influencing water and sanitation policy and practice around the world. FAN works to improve water management by strengthening civil society to influence decision making.

Gender and Water Alliance

Gender and Water Alliance promotes women’s and men’s equitable access to and management of safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability. The website includes a Gender and IWRM Resource Guide to assist the work of water and gender practitioners and professionals.

Global Water Challenge

Global Water Challenge is a platform for collaboration that unites corporations, implementing nonprofits, research institutes, and governmental agencies in partnerships that leverage their unique resources and expertise. The website features an interactive project list that can be searched by country, region, and issue area and other resources to assist in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of WASH efforts.

Global Water Initiative

The Global Water Initiative (GWI) is a coalition of seven international organizations working on providing water, sanitation and hygiene services in 13 countries in Central America, West Africa and East Africa. GWI’s website includes detailed information about program strategy, as well as lessons learned and accomplishments of its initiatives.

Global Water Partnership

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is an action network open to all organizations involved in water resources management: industrialized and developing country government institutions, agencies of the United Nations, bi- and multi-lateral development banks, professional associations, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. With a focus on the Integrated Water Resources Management  (IWRM) approach, GWP’s website includes technical publications and policy briefs on IWRM, as well as case studies detailing examples of practical implementation of IWRM.

Millennium Water Alliance

The Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) is a cooperating group of U.S. humanitarian and faith-based NGOs working to assist poor communities in the developing world gain access to safe water and sanitation. MWA’s website includes a knowledge center with curated information on water research, hygiene solutions and sanitation policy.

Rural Water Supply Network

The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is a global network of professionals and practitioners working to raise standards of knowledge and evidence, technical and professional competence, practice and policy in rural water supply. RWSN places a strong emphasis on innovation, documentation, research, and capacity building.

Sanitation and Water for All

Sanitation and Water for All is a global partnership of over 150 country governments, private sector and civil society organizations, external support agencies, research and learning institutions and other development partners working together to catalyze political leadership and action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively. Partners work towards a common vision of sanitation, hygiene and water for all, always and everywhere.

Sanitation Marketing Community of Practice

The Sanitation Marketing Community of Practice is a WASH Reference Group initiative supported by the AusAID Innovations Fund and managed by WaterAid Australia. The Community of Practice aims to be a platform for peer exchange and sharing of ideas and practical lessons in SanMark as they emerge. The initiative hopes to bring SanMark practitioners together to help one another improve the design, implementation, and evaluation of SanMark activities.

The Water Network

This is a knowledge sharing platform for practitioners to connect, share, and help each other with their day-to-day technical problems in the water sector. The platform can be used for effective communication, discussion forums, and discovering new approaches and people.

U.S. Water Partnership

U.S. Water Partnership’s (USWP) mission is to unite and mobilize best of U.S. expertise, resources and ingenuity to address global water challenges, with a special focus on developing countries where needs are greatest. The Partnership operates under a vision of working together for a water secure world.


WaterSHED-Asia, a public-private partnership led by UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and supported by USAID, promotes increased access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene in Southeast Asia using commercial channels.

WASH Resource Centre Network Nepal (WASH-RCNN)

WASH-RCNN is a network of organizations involved in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, which intends to facilitate the sharing of information and promote the use thereof to improve the performance of the sector as a whole.

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership and membership organization that works to save lives and improve livelihoods by enhancing collaboration among sector agencies and professionals who are working to improve access to safe sanitation and clean drinking water. The website includes personal stories of those touched by WASH initiatives and a searchable database of WSSCC publications.

World Water Council

The World Water Council (WWC) is an international multi-stakeholder platform. It was established in 1996 by renowned water specialists and international organizations in response to an increasing concern about world water issues from the global community. WWC’s website includes detailed information about water programs, the latest WWC publications, a water-sector job board, and access to Water Policy, the official journal of the Council.