WaterAid Colombia celebrates groundbreaking partnership that will deliver clean water to 15,000 people

Posted by
Jeff Greene
16 February 2024
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WA Colombia

New York, New York, February 15, 2024Yesterday WaterAid celebrated a milestone in its groundbreaking partnership with the government of Colombia. Along with the Ministry of Housing, City and Territory the WaterAid Colombia team handed over the first 7 of 58 total water systems that will deliver clean water to 15,000 people.

This is a major achievement as it is the first time WaterAid Colombia will manage public funding and it's the first contract the national government has signed in the midst of the water emergency in La Guajira.

The Governor of La Guajira, the Mayor of Ríohacha and the Manager of the Public Utilities Company also attended the event. 

This would not have been possible without the strong commitment from the communities and without the tireless work of the entire WaterAid team, who model respect, commitment and excellence every day.
WA Colombia
Candelaria Lucero, Country Director, WaterAid Colombia

Media Contacts: 
Jeff Greene, Communications and Engagement Officer,
WaterAid America
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Emily Haile, Director of Marketing and Engagement,
WaterAid America
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WaterAid is an international nonprofit working to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a reality for everyone, everywhere within a generation. WaterAid has a presence in 30 countries, working to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 29 million people with clean water, 29 million people with decent toilets and 28 million people with good hygiene. wateraid.org/us  


  • 750 million people in the world – one in ten – do not have clean water close to home.
  • Two billion people in the world – almost one in four – do not have a decent toilet of their own.
  • Around 310,000 children under five die every year from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That's around 800 children a day, or one child every two minutes. 
  • Every $2 invested in water and toilets returns an average of $8 in increased productivity.

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