Despite having access to safe water and sanitation being recognized as a human right in 2010, globally, 663 million people still don’t have access to clean and safe water, and 1 in 3 people don’t have a decent toilet. The sixth Sustainable Development Goal is to “ensure access to water and sanitation for all” but 2.6 million people worldwide die from water-related diseases every year. There are countless organizations working toward achieving this goal and you could be a part of them.
From intergovernmental organizations, to private consultants and NGOs, here is a list of the top employers dedicated solely to WASH issues and achieving water access and sanitation for all.
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
Founded in 1981, WaterAid was the first charity dedicated solely to global water and sanitation issues. They work with a variety of stakeholders, from individual communities to governments, and provide assistance for three main objectives: Clean water, improved sanitation, and proper hygiene for all. They facilitate water projects in 28 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, Asia and Pacific, and Europe, with offices in the U.K., U.S., Australia, Sweden, Canada, Japan, and India.