How did you start your day today? With a shower, followed by a hot drink perhaps? You may have washed up your breakfast dish, gone to the toilet and washed your hands to set yourself up for the day.

We depend on clean water so much while going about our everyday routines, for drinking, cooking, washing and producing food. But can you imagine how different life would be without clean water?

That's the reality for a staggering 785 million people. Living in some of the world’s poorest communities they have no choice but to walk long distances to fetch and drink dirty water. This impacts their health, their education and their livelihoods.

We are experiencing a global water crisis. Water is a human right and we're determined to make sure it’s a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere within a generation. 

It’s impossible to tackle the water crisis without two other simple things: decent toilets and good hygiene. It might not seem obvious that the three go hand in hand. But without decent toilets, water sources can become contaminated. And without clean water, we can’t have good hygiene practices that stop the spread of disease. 

We’re not here for short-term solutions. By making these three simple things normal, we can guarantee a better future for everyone. Will you help us get there?

People like you have helped us reach over 27 million people with clean water around the world, but we won’t stop until everyone, everywhere has access.

WaterAid/ Eliza Powell

It’s a little-known fact that 1 in 4 people don't have their own toilet. Slowly, we're making progress, but with your help, we can speed things up.

WaterAid/ Eliza Powell

Together with clean water and decent toilets, good hygiene practices can transform people’s lives. Let's ensure everyone has access to these three things.

WaterAid/ James Kiyimba