WaterAid is an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

Our values


We treat everyone with dignity
and respect and champion the
rights and contribution of all to
achieve a fairer world.


We are accountable to those whose lives
we hope to see transformed, to those we
work with and to those who support us.


We are bold and inspiring in our actions
and words, and uncompromising in our
determination to pursue our mission.


We work with others to
maximise our impact, respecting
diversity and difference in the
pursuit of common goals.


We are creative and agile, always
learning, and prepared to take
risks to accelerate change.


We act with honesty and conviction
and our actions are consistent with
openness, equality and human rights.

Find out more about who we are

Our history

Our achievements, milestones and highlights since 1981 to the present day.

Our strategy

Find out more about our global strategic objectives and ambitious targets.

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Annual reports

Get the global overview of progress towards our goals in the last financial year.

Barbara Frost, Chief Executive and WaterAid Directors and Executives meet strong local leader and WASH advocate, Jane Amerley, an elected member of the District Assembly, Sabon Zongo, Ghana, 2010.

How we are governed

We operate as a global federation of WaterAid member countries: Australia, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the US.

People and partners

The effort, commitment and expertise of the partners we work with drives everything we do.

Jobs and volunteering

Join the team and help to transform lives in some of the world’s poorest communities.