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As a core organizational value, Partnership is embedded in everything we do at Water For People.

We believe that collectively we can achieve much more than we can alone. That means engagement in sector collaborations, on the ground with local governments and community organizations, and partnering with national governments on policy and technical activities.

agenda for change

As a founding member of Agenda for Change, Water For People has been actively involved in shifting the conversation in WASH to more broadly embrace a systems strengthening approach in order to successfully achieve SDG 6.

Agenda for Change is a collaboration of like-minded organizations that have adopted a set of common principles and approaches.
We work collectively to advocate for, and support national and local governments in, strengthening the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems required to deliver universal, sustained access as outlined under
Sustainable Development Goal 6.


other collaborations

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international nonprofit dedicated to providing total water solutions for the effective management of water. Founded in 1881, the Association is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world with a membership of over 51,000 water professionals. Their mission is to utilize the full spectrum of the water community from public water and wastewater systems, to environmental advocates, scientists, and academicians. AWWA also takes great pride in helping establish several preeminent organizations dedicated to safe water, including the founding Water For People in 1991 and subsequent support for the last 30 years.

The International Water Association (IWA) is the leading network and global knowledge hub for all water professionals and anyone committed to the future of water. With its legacy of over 70 years, it connects water professionals in more than 130 countries to find solutions to global water challenges as part of a broader sustainability agenda. IWA's mission is to inspire change and service IWA members with knowledge, experience, and leadership for sustainable urban and basin-related water solutions. IWA also promotes and supports technological innovation and best practices through international frameworks and standards. Water For People is a proud partner of IWA.

The Millennium Water Alliance is a 501(c)(3) consortium of America’s leading charities working to bring clean, safe drinking water and sanitation to millions of the world’s poorest people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Founded in 2002, MWA seeks to advance high standards for program quality, transparency, and accountability, and work with its members to bring to scale effective and sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene education solutions. MWA is a strong advocate for US leadership in effective foreign assistance, and is part of a global coalition to raise awareness of and commitment to water and sanitation.

The Posner Center brings together organizations to build an engaged, thriving, community – a community where people meet and learn about one another, exchange ideas, access shared resources and support, and ultimately combine their expertise for a more equitable and prosperous world. The mission is to convene, connect, and catalyze the international development community to collaborate for greater impact. The Posner Center community is home to close to 200 organizations working in over 100 countries around the world.

Created in 2010, SWA is a partnership of governments and their development partners, including civil society, the private sector, donors, UN agencies and research and learning institutions. We share the belief that government-led, collaborative, and multi-stakeholder decision-making processes lead to more sustainable, efficient and transparent solutions, than when development partners work alone.

Initiated in 2014 and formalized in 2015 as a business-led partnership and platform, the TBC has the ambition to address the global sanitation crisis by accelerating the Sanitation Economy. The TBC is enabling private sector engagement; connecting large and small companies; and ensuring close collaboration between private, public and non-profit sectors with the common goal to achieve SDG 6, universal access to sanitation.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a nonprofit technical and educational organization of over 30,000 individual members, as well as 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Founded in 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment by providing water professionals around the world with the latest in water quality education, training, and business opportunities. WEF's mission is to connect and enrich the expertise of water professionals, increase the awareness of the impact and value of water, and provide a platform for water sector innovation. Water For People is proud to be a WEF Charity of Choice.

You're invited to explore Access Water, the home of WEF's resources including articles, technical reports, and more.

awards and recognitions

hire us:
Consulting services

Building on our extensive experiences, we are now offering our expertise through consulting services.

We offer a range of consultancy engagements designed to assess systems, identify gaps, and develop tailored solutions that will help scale WASH solutions.

world water corps

The World Water Corps is comprised of water and sanitation engineers who support Water For People teams around the world. Volunteers engage with our teams as expert consultants who are committed to helping solve technical challenges in the areas where we work.

work with us:
water for people careers

Water For People is one of the leading innovators in the water and sanitation sector, in big part because of our team. We work across nine countries to ensure water and sanitation are accessible to Everyone Forever, and our employees around the world drive this effort.

questions? comments?
other ideas for collaboration?

We want to hear from you! Please reach out to us with your inquiries, ideas, and opportunities.