Our aim to reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene can only be achieved by working together with governments, civil society and private sector partners.

Put your company at the heart of something special


We focus on clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene – the three essentials that unlock progress for people, communities and economies worldwide. 

Delivering Sustainable Development Goal Six by 2030 is going to demand new approaches, huge resourcefulness and genuine innovation.

That's why we develop strategic partnerships with businesses which are open to collaborating and co-creating new solutions. 

Why partner with us?

Work with us to develop tailored partnerships that deliver shared value.

We collaborate to improve local water and sanitation infrastructure and the lives and livelihoods of people where your business operates.

Develop skills through our innovative approach to employee engagement and development.

Growing together

Partnering with WaterAid means we can drive progress together, united by a common purpose.

See our current partners

WaterAid was set up by the private sector: water industry companies came together to support an organisation focused on water, sanitation and hygiene. Collaboration with companies is part of our history and at the heart of what we do.

We are looking for relationships that can grow over time, with people and organisations who share our vision. And we want to build unique partnerships that deliver great value for everyone. 

You'll receive all the expertise we've learnt from working with the private sector for over 30 years, as well as advice and thought leadership to co-create long-term programmes.


Our partners

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

With the financial support from 3ie, in partnership with EAWAG, WaterAid has undertaken a study to evaluate the impact of behavior change intervention using the Risks, Attitudes, Norms, Abilities and Self-regulation (RANAS) approach to improve latrine use in Raichur district of Karnataka. This study uses a stratified cluster-randomised controlled trial to evaluate the developed behavior change interventions, where households are the units of observation.

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European Union

The European Union funded project focuses on strengthening the rule of law to advance rights and freedom of manual scavengers in India, with a focus on women from the communities. The project is implemented in 12 districts across Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, in partnership with Association for Rural and Urban Needy (ARUN) and Centre for Equity Studies (CES). The project aims to contribute towards enhanced social capital and capacities of the communities engaged in manual scavenging as well as civil society organisations/networks to advocate their rights and seek justice.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports WaterAid, in partnership with Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI), for a pilot project of a first of its kind small-scale, decentralised faecal sludge management model in New Delhi. Apart from the treatment unit, the project aims to develop convergent action from all stakeholders, including service providers in the sanitation value chain, from collection to safe disposal and reuse. On successful implementation of the model, a technically, economically, and socially effective and viable solution will be ready for scale-up in low-income settlements to handle household faecal waste.



UNICEF and WaterAid India work together to enhance the knowledge, attitude and practice of adolescent girls and improve menstrual hygiene management. The project is under implementation in Jhabua and Alirajpur districts of Madhya Pradesh. Through the project, we focus on four critical components of menstrual hygiene management framework: Improved knowledge and information, access to safe menstrual absorbents, water sanitation and hygiene infrastructure, and access to safe disposal of menstrual absorbents. WaterAid India is also working with UNICEF in Maharashtra and Tribal Development Department improve the water, sanitation and hygiene situation in over 500 Government-run Ashramshalas (residential schools for tribal children).

Wimbledon Foundation and Community Manager:

"Water is vital to Wimbledon: it keeps our grass courts maintained and our competitors hydrated. However, we are well aware that not everyone is as fortunate. That is why we are proud to be championing water for all through our new partnership with WaterAid."

Joining the dots of water wisdom at FSM4 in Chennai

Get in touch with our institutional partnerships

If you're interested in partnering with WaterAid we'd love to hear from you - we're always on the lookout for dedicated organisations who want to make a difference.