When a community gets clean water for the first time, it creates a powerful ripple effect, saving lives and improving people’s health, education and livelihoods. Water is just the beginning.

The Ripple Effect | Volume 12

Portrait of Mastewal in Ambomesk, Ethiopia.
Image: WaterAid/ Rachel Seidu

The Ripple Effect Vol 11

Your impact in action 2023


The Ripple Effect Volume 10

Building services that last

Students drinking water from the shallow tubewell at their school in Siraha region of Nepal.
Image: WaterAid/ Mani Karmacharya

The Ripple Effect Volume 9

Your impact in action

Children collecting clean water from the new water kiosk in Malawi
Image: WaterAid/ Dennis Lupenga

The Ripple Effect Volume 8

Water is a frontline health worker

Ernesta Culpa, Maternity Nurse, 25, stands in a ward at the Matibane Health Centre in Chicoma Village, Mossuril District, Nampula Province, Mozambique, October 2017.
Image: WaterAid/ Eliza Powell

The Ripple Effect Volume 7

Your impact in action

M. collecting water in Malawi.
Image: WaterAid/ Mia Shah

The Ripple Effect Volume 6

Come clean: Unleashing technology to get clean water to a thirsty world

Tototo Ali Rassul, 28, happy to see advanced work on the solar powered water scheme being constructed it Nacoto, Mossurl District, Nampula Province, Mozambique, October 2018.
Image: WaterAid/ Chileshe Chanda

Impact report: Your support in action 2019 - 2020

Clean water in Timor Leste! | WaterAid
Image: WaterAid/Jerry Galea

Health, hygiene and hope: COVID-19 Emergency Response

How we are tackling the pandemic

A mother washing her daughter's hands in Pakistan

Our approach to equity and inclusion

How our projects work to support everyone, everywhere with clean water

Rafarasoa, 84, pictured outside her house in Antanetikely village, Tsimialona Fokontany, Fihaonana commune, Analamanga region, Madagascar, February 2019.
Image: WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

Taps, Toilet and Tech

Learn about the different types of tech we use in our country programs to bring clean water and decent toilets to the communities that need it most.

Molia Abdallah, 47, stands next to solar panels at the water scheme being constructed in Chicoma, Mossuril District, Nampula Province, Mozambique, October 2018.
Image: WaterAid/ Chileshe Chanda

Women Take The Lead

This issue of The Ripple Effect focuses on the changing face of entrepreneurship in the water sector.

Shana Dixon, 25, constructing a rainwater harvesting tank in Wawa Bar, Nicaragua, April 2018.
Image: WaterAid/ Eduardo Rodriguez