Around the world, people like you are demanding clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene that can withstand extreme weather changes. They’re feeling the effects of climate change largely through water – droughts, floods, erratic rainfall and increasingly salty water sources due to rising seas.

Communities, campaigners and civil society organisations are passionate about this issue, and are calling on governments and decision makers to prioritise climate-resilient water, sanitation and hygiene services across the world.

Here, we document the life-changing effects of the climate crisis that are driving those efforts, the initiatives that can help people adapt, and the inspiring ways that individuals and communities are holding their leaders to account in the struggle for climate justice.

Click on the pins in the interactive map below to explore how climate change is affecting people's access to water around the world, and how people are raising awareness and fighting for climate justice.

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How is climate change affecting you?

We want to amplify your voices to make change happen.
Tell us how climate change is affecting your access to water, or what you're doing to raise awareness of the challenges.
Fill in the form below, or share your story on social media using #OurClimateFight


Ahead of COP26, write to your government to highlight the need for investment in clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to help people cope with climate change. Download a template letter: | |

Scroll through the posts below to see some of the inspiring ways people and communities around the world are fighting for climate justice.