IRC has strong links with partner organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and also works in close cooperation with organisations and sector institutions in the North and is a member of several international networks.
Akvo Foundation was launched in 2007 as an online platform to link donors and those seeking funding for their projects. Organisations that post projects on the web site, can use the Akvo Really Simple Reporting (RSR) to share short text updates, images and films clips. The web site hosts Akvopedia, a Wikipedia-type resource on water and sanitation technologies.
BRAC affords relief and assistance to resettle refugees returning to Bangladesh from India after Bangladesh's Liberation War. The immediate task of relief and rehabilitation are over so BRAC turned its focus on the long-term issue of poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor, especially women, in the rural areas of Bangladesh.
The main functions of the National Directorate of Water include policy making and planning for water resources management, and provision of water supply and sanitation services. Inventory and maintenance of adequate information of water resources and water needs at national and regional levels. Establishment of water legislation and monitor its application. Execution of investments for studies, development projects and capital works.
International network of almost 1900 members - including 540 organisations - from 120 countries (April 2010) with an independent steering committee and a secretariat in the Netherlands. GWA is a demand driven and autonomous organisation aiming at mainstreaming gender in water management and promoting women's and men's equitable control of and access to safe and sufficient water.
GWP aims to support high quality, integrated activities at country level and, at the international level, to bring a global learning perspective to these activities. A Technical Advisory Committee is charged with ensuring that programmes follow the principles agreed at the Dublin and Rio conferences in 1992. The GWP has close links with the World Water Council, drawing overall policy-guidance from the WWC and translating it into specific actions at country level.
Related to the University of Valle (Universidad del Valle). Dealing with community management, technology transfer, and integrated water resources management. Member of the Global Coalition of the Streams of Knowledge Network.
The Multiple-Use water Services (MUS) Group is a network of some 14 core organisations and over 350 individuals. The Group has been operating since 2003 as the platform for learning, synthesis, and joint advocacy around MUS.
NEWAH has been working actively since 1992 in partnership with local NGOs to serve poor communities secure to basic services of water and sanitation and also strengthen the capacity of these partners to undertake further development activities. It has an executive body comprising seven members and is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council - the governing body of NGO sector in Nepal and is registered with District Administration Office.
NWP is an independent body set up to act as a national coordination and information point in relation to water activities overseas. The main aims of the NWP are to harmonize the activities and initiatives of the Dutch water sector overseas and to undertake worldwide promotion of Dutch expertise related to water. They also host the NWP NGO Platform which has a focus on Millennium Development Goal no. 7 (water and sanitation).
NETWAS Uganda is a capacity building and information network in Uganda focusing on water, sanitation and environment sector. It is host organisation of resource centre in Uganda implementing capacity building activities on training of professionals, applied research, networking and information sharing, advocacy, advisory and consultancy services.
The Resource Centre Network is the implementing body of the KM initiative in the water and sanitation sector in Ghana. It brings together a number of Resource Centres, which are responsible for the development and dissemination of Knowledge Products and services related to the water and sanitation sector in Ghana.
Formerly called the "Handpump Technology Network"(HTN) aims to facilitate the provision of safe water and sanitation to the poor and deprived through the promotion of sustainable technologies - primarily hand-pump technology - that are affordable and responsive to the needs of the users. They have also launched research and knowledge sharing initiatives on low cost drilling, supply chains, small communities and household solutions, standardisation.
SNV is a non-profit, international development organisation, established in the Netherlands in 1965. They have been present on the ground in developing countries for over 40 years, and now operate in 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Balkans. SNV's 900 advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds, and over 60 per cent are nationals of the countries where they work.
Global coalition of resource centres in the water and sanitation sector. Organisations that work on water and sanitation issues and wish to broaden their approach will be supported to become resource centres. (Regional) Networks are being developed to help resource centres to validate the quality of their work, improve the relevance of their output and create conditions to exchange good practice.
The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is an open international network of members who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation. SuSanA came into existence in early 2007 and works as a coordination platform, working platform, sounding board, contributor to the policy dialogue on sustainable sanitation and as a catalyst.
A Swiss consultancy firm and sectoral documentation centre working internationally in the areas of Water and Sanitation, Architecture and Building, Transport Infrastructure, and Urban Development. Since 1978, SKAT has collected relevant information on appropriate technologies, documented lessons learned, and disseminated them. It is also a member of the European Alliance of Resource Centres of the Streams of Knowledge's Network.
UNESCO-IHE contributes to the education and training of professionals and builds the capacity of knowledge centres and other organisations in the fields of water, the environment and infrastructure in developing countries and countries in transition. Their Water Engineering Department carries out education, research and projects related to water resources assessment and control, water supply and irrigation, navigation and hydropower, river, port and coastal engineering and floods, droughts and pollution.
The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) is an association of municipalities and national/regional local government associations in Africa. It was founded on 18 May 2005 in Tshwane, South Africa to be a single voice and representative of African local government, to build capacity and to mobilise resources and facilitate development based on relevant priorities in local communities.
UNICEF has been involved in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues since the 1960s. UNICEF has supported longer-term programming initiatives in some 90 countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas, to improve access to safe water and sanitation and to promote hygiene awareness. The web site includes news articles on WASH, statistics, and resources, such as publications to download and fact sheets.
UNDP's focus is on providing developing countries with knowledge-based consulting services and building national, regional and global coalitions for change. UNDP has six priority practice areas: democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment, information and communications technology and HIV/AIDS.
The Water and Sanitation Program is an international partnership to help the poor gain sustained access to improved water supply and sanitation services. The Program assists countries with capacity building (including policy reforms), planning and implementing sustainable investments, and synthesising and disseminating lessons. The lessons are then fed back into another cycle of policy and program development, and learning. There are four regional offices: Africa, Andean Region, East Asia & Pacific, South Asia.
WIN stimulates anti-corruption activities in the water sector worldwide. The Network promotes solutions-oriented action and coalition-building between civil society, private and public sectors, media and governments, and will advocate a range of anti-corruption activities locally, nationally and globally. Its founding members include IRC.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership organisation that works to improve the lives of poor people. WSSCC enhances collaboration among sector agencies and professionals around sanitation and water supply and contributes to the broader goals of poverty eradication, health and environmental improvement, gender equality and long-term social and economic development. WSSCC was created in 1990 through a United Nations General Assembly resolution and is hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO).
WHO promotes technical cooperation for health among nations, carries out programmes to control and eradicate disease and strives to improve the quality of human life. Water and sanitation is one of the health topics the WHO is working on. The Water, Sanitation and Health website offers thematic information about drinking water quality; arsenic; water resources; sustainable water supply. It also gives access to training materials; online documents; good practice and tools.
International multi-stakeholder platform. Its mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient management and use of water in all its dimensions and on an environmentally sustainable basis. The WWC is the initiator of the World Water Forum. As a member-driven organisation, the Council brings together more than 350 member organisations from over fifty countries around the world.