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Raise awareness about why water, toilets and hygiene matter.
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People received access to safe water through the support of USAID and the US Department of State in fiscal year 2010.


People's sanitation was improved by US Government programs supported in fiscal year 2010.


Return on investment for every $1 spent on safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene programs.

Advocacy is all about you. It's your opportunity to speak for the most marginalized members of our global community.

Our approach

WaterAid advocates to governments and other decision-makers to create political will to end the water and sanitation crises. We highlight the need to ensure programs reach the poorest and most vulnerable with quality services, in partnership with local government and civil society.


Our impact

Our impact depends entirely on the public, those will speak up, protest, sign petitions and write to members of the press. We work collectively to influence decision-makers and to draw public attention to the shocking statistics. 

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The Global Goals

In September 2015, the world’s governments agreed to a new global initiative called the Global Goals. These goals lay out great ambitions for reducing poverty, promoting well-being, advancing education, creating gender equality, improving global partnerships, and building a more just and environmentally stable world. The Global Goals also include safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

The Water for the World Act

The Water for the World Act helps address the needs of the more than 2.3 billion people who do not have access to a toilet and the 650 million people who still live without safe drinking water.

The Water for the Poor Act

The Water for the Poor Act, a landmark law from 2005, made safe water, sanitation and hygiene a US foreign policy priority. Wateraid helps to monitor and improve its implementation through advocacy.