Bangladesh has an abundance of water, with around 24,000 km of rivers flowing through its fertile land. But providing water safe enough for everyone to drink is a complex national problem.

people lacking access to 'at least basic' water.

At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes (round trip), incl. queing

lack access to 'at least basic' sanitation.

Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households.

under 5 die from diarrhea.

We are working with communities, partners, government and you to change this.

Student are useing tube well water at  Kolaroa Model Secondary School, Kolaroa, Satkhira, September 17, 2013 WaterAid/Habibul Haque

Our programmes

We emphasise on consolidation of the past programme accomplishments,  replication and scaling-up successful models for sustainability.

A Ricksha Van puller brings safe water from Paikgasa Bazer. In Paikgacha, Some private organization takes business imitative to supply pure drinking water. Paikgasa, Khulna. September 16, 2013. WaterAid/Habibul Haque


Changing lives on million one step at a time through improving access to water, decent toilets and hygiene.

A group of young children smile despite the troubles they're facing at the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar WaterAid/Al-Shahriar Rupam


We aim to inspire people with compelling stories that ignite change, making these basic human rights normal for everyone, everywhere.

Garment factory workers arrive off boats from the Korail slum, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 2014. WaterAid

Facts and statistics

1 in 3 people on the planet don't have a decent toilet of their own. 1 in 9 don't have clean water close to home.

Clean water, proper sanitation and good hygiene help everyone around the world live happy and healthy lives.


Let's make this normal for everyone, everywhere, always.