We support communities living at the sharp end of the global water crisis.
We enable them to secure their water rights, and to demand action and accountability from those responsible for pollution control, flood and drought management, water and sanitation services, and conflict resolution. Over the past 5 years, we have enabled 563,639 people to improve their water security through social accountability. With your support, we will extend and strengthen our network of community Water Witnesses to ensure water justice for the poor.
We scrutinise private sector and financial institution performance on water, calling out bad practice to instigate change. We co-founded the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to establish the global standard for responsible water use. We coordinate AWS Africa and advise governments and businesses to ensure that commodity production, trade and investment don’t pollute or deplete water. With your support, we will scale-up water stewardship which is pro-poor and sustainable – so that water impacts of our globalised economy are flagged, addressed and avoided.
We undertake research, investigations, and use evidence to advocate for effective and equitable water use and governance. We use our expertise as water resource managers to flag bottlenecks and to signpost opportunities for better policy, practice and overseas aid. With your support, our work will hit harder to benefit the poor, and to drive system change for more accountable governance and aid.