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.

Effective partnerships strengthen our core work for clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene - the three essentials that unlock progress for people, communities and economies worldwide.

Why partner with us?

Our aim is to reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, good sanitation services and hygiene education. But we cannot do it alone. Collaboration makes our mission possible.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set the way forward towards ending all forms of poverty. We collaborate and work with other non-WASH partners in consortiums as we believe that water, sanitation, and hygiene are the main contributors to address interlinked Sustainable Development Goals. We aim to provide appropriate, dependable and long term solutions to address complex water, sanitation, and hygiene issues.

Our approach

To achieve our aim, we support national and state governments in developing and implementing a range of innovative intervention models for improved water supply, sanitation and hygiene. We also conduct research and generate knowledge for evidence-based policies. Finally, we pilot new technologies that benefit communities at large.

Our aim is to mobilise people’s voices and to facilitate collective action through platforms and alliances in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector and beyond.


Our partners

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

The 3ie funded project in partnership with EAWAG and 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 with civil society organisations/networks to advocate their rights and seek justice.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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. The project focuses 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 the Tribal Development Department to improve the water, sanitation and hygiene situation in over 500 Government-run Ashramshalas (residential schools for tribal children).

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Swedish Radio Appeal Board (SRAB)

Swedish Radio Appeal Board (SRAB) and WaterAid India work with school children, their teachers and communities to develop child-centred disaster preparedness and resilience plans. This would be critical in decreasing the vulnerability of children, and will at the same time ensure the children’s right to influence their present situation and thus develop the communities in which they live.

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.