Providing communities with safe water & sanitation.


The water and sanitation problem in the developing world is far too big for charity alone. We are driving the water sector for new solutions, new financing models, greater transparency, and real partnerships to create lasting change.

Our vision: the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water.

What we do

  • We create partnerships with carefully-screened, indigenous partner organizations that are part of the local culture.
  • We hold intensive training and motivation seminars about the link between good health and good hygiene.
  • We constantly perfect our evaluation processes to ensure accountability on the part of our partners.


  • More people have a cell phone than a toilet.
  • 780 million people lack access to an improved water source; this is one in nine people.
  • The water and sanitation crisis takes more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.
  • Malnutrition, due to dirty water, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene, is estimated to lead to death in an additional 2,350 children under the age of five each day.
  • Surveys from 45 developing countries show that women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the vast majority (76%) of households. This time should be spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family, or attending school.

Get Involved!

Our greatest need is to continue to raise awareness for the crisis, but you can also start a fundraiser to get your friends involved and make a difference. Additionally, you can donate money to help give people in developing countries clean water and sanitation.

Contact us

920 Main St. Ste. 1800
Kansas City, MO 64105 USA

You can also fill out the email form that's on our website: http://water.org/