You are here

Our history

Building on our 35 years of experience, we transform the lives of those without water.
more below

The Short Version

WaterAid's history stretches back to 1981, when on July 21 we were officially established. In the 35 years that followed, we gained valuable experience of bringing water, sanitation and hygiene education to where it is needed most.

In this time, we have gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organizations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.

However it is the support from our community, that has also helped us to influence policy and practice to ensure that the vital role of water, hygiene and sanitation is recognized globally.