Our vision is of a world where everyone, everywhere has safe and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene.

But global progress towards that vision is shamefully slow.

  • One in 10 people still don’t have even a basic supply of clean water close to home.
  • One in five don’t have a decent toilet.
  • Nearly a third can't wash their hands with soap at home.
  • 800 children die every day as a result.

Unless there is a monumental shift in ambition and approach, the global promise made in the Sustainable Development Goals for everyone, everywhere to have access to safe and lasting water and sanitation and basic hygiene by 2030 will not be fulfilled for many decades to come.

That is why, in this new Global Strategy, we will transform our ambitions, partnerships and approaches to help bring an end to the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis, forever. For everyone. No excuses.

In the past, we and our partners have transformed the lives of tens of millions of people by bringing clean water, decent toilets and hygiene. Now, we seek to catalyse change that will deliver these essentials to hundreds of millions more.

Together with our partners – and with you – we will work towards the day when our work is no longer needed.

This is our strategy for making that happen.

Explore our new strategy

Discover how, with a bold new approach, we will work to end the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis – for good.

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