Extreme weather events - floods, storms, rising temperatures, and prolonged droughts - are piling pressure on water and sanitation systems. We cannot solve climate change, but we can help people weather its effects, however extreme.

771 million people

don't have clean water close to home.

This affects girls and women most. Every morning, Karimatu makes at least three trips to the stream to fetch water before getting ready for school.

WaterAid/ Etinosa Yvonne


of all natural disasters around the world are water-related.

The climate crisis is a water crisis, with millions affected by drought. In our latest research, we show how groundwater can be a powerful defense against climate change.

Queue for water
WaterAid/ Dennis Lupenga

1.7 billion people

don't have toilets of their own.

Making it difficult for millions of girls like Taposhi in Bangladesh to manage their periods privately, hygienically, and with dignity.

WaterAid/ Fabeha Monir

There are lots of ways to help us reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.