World Water Day is on 22 March every year. It is an annual United Nations Observance, started in 1993, that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without access to safe water. A core focus of World Water Day is to inspire action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
This Day continues to be an inspiration for NGOs around the world to continue promoting their work to conserve the world’s water resources.
There are many nonprofit organizations that have made it their mission to address this global water crisis and issues. Here are few prominent nonprofits that supporting various water related issues to the world.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Since charity: water was founded in 2006, have been chasing one ambitious goal: ending the global water crisis. And while the water crisis is huge, charity: water is optimistic. charity: water know how to solve the problem, and we make progress every day thanks to the help of local partners and generous supporters. If we work together, we believe everyone will have access to life’s most basic need within our lifetime.
charity: water believe that sustainable work is locally-led. Along with implementing community-owned water projects, charity: water Works with local partners help facilitate comprehensive water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programming to protect everyone’s long-term health.
It has funded 91,414 water projects in 29 developing countries for more than 14,762,215 people in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. charity: water’s 100% donation goes to the field and private donors cover operating costs so 100% of donation money can fund water projects.
Blood: Water is a nonprofit that has partnered with grassroots organizations in sub-Saharan Africa to bring clean water and HIV/AIDS support to African communities since 2004. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization was founded by the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay and activist Jena Lee Nardellaone.
Blood:Water provides an array of solutions for different African community’s needs. In addition, to providing HIV/AIDS community care and support and capacity building for its African partners, Blood:Water provides water, sanitation and hygiene solutions, such as wells, toilets and hand-washing stations. This organization has worked with more than a dozen African grassroots organizations and has brought clean water to one million people in 11 different countries.
Water.org is a global nonprofit organization working to bring water and sanitation to the world. Mission of Water.org to make water and sanitation safe, accessible, and cost-effective.
Water.org help people get access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing, such as small loans. We give our everything every day to empower people in need with these life-changing resources – giving women hope, children health and families a bright future. Water.org empowered more than 43 million people in 11 countries with access to safe water, sanitation, and the hope, health and opportunities they bring. It works with local partner organizations to build wells and provide and its link to better health. Water.org created the WaterCredit system as a long-term solution, which provides household sanitation and safe water by giving expert resources and small loans.
With the impact work of Water.org more than 43 million people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America now have access to safe water and sanitation at home, and greater resilience to COVID-19 and other diseases.
Jal Bhagirathi Foundation
Jal Bhagirathi Foundation(JBF) was established as a nonprofit organization on 15 January 2002 in response to the burgeoning water crises facing the Thar Desert in the state of Rajasthan, Western India, and the vast potential for participatory water management as a path to water security.
Jal Bhagirathi Foundation organizational structure is a unique amalgam of village-level volunteers and a resource base of professionals. The team of 20,000 village-level volunteers is assisted by members of a professional and technical workforce in effectively adopting and implementing a rights-based approach by mobilizing communities, and in planning, implementing, and monitoring development interventions.
The Key progress achieved by organization:
- 2,000+ water harvesting structures revived in approximately 500+ villages in the Thar Desert in Western India.
- The Beneficiary community of approximately 550,000+ people & livestock enjoying year-long water availability.
- A capacity to harvest more than 4,000+ million liters of rain water each year has been created in villages
- Water availability has increased from an average of four months to 10-12 months in a year resulting in poverty reduction & improvement in quality of life.
Lifewater International is a nonprofits that provide clean water to the world, established in 1977 by William A. Ashe. Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California, Lifewater’s mission is to providing access to safe water, and improved sanitation and hygiene, one village at a time.
Lifewater’s grassroots approach to solving the global water and sanitation crisis is called “Vision of a Healthy Village.” It operates from the belief that real, lasting change takes all of us—donors, local communities, and Lifewater staff—working in partnership with one another so that no one is left behind.
It focuses on managing training sessions for field staffers in fields such as water treatment, sanitation, community health through hygiene, well drilling, hand pump repair, effective community development and WASH in schools. This organization takes great pride in its transparency and accountability and performs systematic checks on projects even after they are completed.
We Are Water Foundation
The We Are Water Foundation is an initiative of Roca Group, world leader in bathroom spaces, with presence in more than 170 countries. Since its establishment it has been committed to the environment, both in the development of its products and in its production processes. We Are Water Foundation was set up in 2010 with the aim of contributing to the resolution of problems derived from the lack of water and sanitation in the world. Roca is aware that water is a unique and limited resource, and for this reason it has spent more than 50 years developing the most advanced water and energy saving devices in its products, thus contributing to a more balanced and sustainable coexistence with our environment.
With the creation of the We Are Water Foundation, Roca Group’s commitment reaches a new level: solidarity with those affected by the lack of water and sanitation and help to alleviate the negative consequences of this injustice.
The foundation collaborate with NGOs, foundations and UN agencies specializing in developing aid programmes in those areas around the world most affected by the lack of water and sanitation.
In accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals, foundation provide specific and tangible solutions from a global perspective based on education, health, and the adaptation of infrastructures.
Until now, We Are Water Foundation have launched 69 projects in 26 countries that have helped more than 1,812,500 people.
Generosity.org. the organization founded by Philip Wagner in the year 2008 with a commitment to providing clean water for drinking and sanitation needs, one community at a time. Generosity.org collaborates with its local partners to utilize their knowledge and expertise to select the proper water solution for each region. These solutions include rain-harvesting systems, wells and spring protection systems.
Generosity.org has helped 500,000 people, funded 820 water and sanitation projects and served 20 countries.
WaterAid is working to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a reality for everyone, everywhere within a generation. WaterAid works in more than 30 countries to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 28 million people with clean water, 28 million people with decent toilets and 26 million people with good hygiene.
World Water Council
The World Water Council is a multi-stakeholder international organization, created in 1996 and headquartered in Marseille.The mission of the World Water Council is to bring together the international community to convince decision-makers that water is a vital political priority for the sustainable and equitable development of the planet.
The Council focuses its activity around 3 main areas:
Mobilizing political action and hydrodiplomacy:
Mobilize international political action to secure the right to access to water and sanitation for all. Promote hydrodiplomacy to contribute to peace and development in the world.
Promoting water security:
Promote concrete responses in knowledge, finance and governance.
Organizing the World Water Forum:
Organize the World Water Forum to catalyze collective action for water and achieve concrete progress.
The World Water Council has about 400 member organizations, which come from 60 countries on 5 continents. Together, they number millions of people and represent all walks of life in the global water community.
The Last Well
The Last Well working with a mission to eliminate water scarcity – ending thirst globally in our generation. The organization helping our neighbors all across the globe gain access to safe and clean drinking water, giving them the gift of health and hope.
Many charities are doing incredible work, bringing sustainable water solutions to people in need around the world. What makes The Last Well different is The Last Well first and only organization to reach an entire nation (Liberia, West Africa) with basic drinking water access. The Last Well used the United Nations definition of basic water access to develop a plan to reach every community with clean water in Liberia. Now that The Last Well reached its goal in Liberia, using the data-driven system we developed to bring clean water access to more countries border-to-border.
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