Barbara FrostWe believe campaigning is vital if we are to solve the water and sanitation crisis.

We combine as many voices as possible to influence decision-makers. 

Engaging supporters, local communities, civil society, business and media is all part of our campaigning to achieve change for those living without water and sanitation.

Our approach is appropriate to where we work around the world. In some countries, our campaigns focus on empowering communities living without safe water or sanitation to engage with those responsible for delivering those essential services.

In other countries, we ask the public to join our cause by showing their support through building public pressure on elected representatives to act.

At country, regional and international levels, we've made great strides in raising the importance of water and sanitation services. WaterAid played a key role in getting the UN to recognise sanitation within the Millennium Development Goals and have been instrumental in the creation of the global Sanitation and Water for All Partnership.

Find out more about our approach to influencing decision makers by watching this short film featuring WaterAid staff and supporters:

Mohammed Abdul-Nashiru, Regional Advocacy Manager, West Africa