Top employers in water, sanitation, and hygiene: A primer

With EU humanitarian funding, Solidarités International has built wells and water points so that the population can have clean water in Nigeria. Photo by: Isabel Coello / ECHO / CC BY-NC-ND

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.

WaterAid
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
NGO

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.

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    Lottie Watters

    Lottie Watters is a Reporting and Communications Associate based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to Devex’s global development audience. Lottie is a recent graduate with a background in geography and journalism, taking a particular interest in grassroots international development projects. She has worked with organizations delivering clean water and sanitation projects globally.