UK WASH network

Exchange knowledge, enhance analysis and coordinate advocacy on water, sanitation and hygiene issues

WASH is central to the success of many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on health, equity, gender equality and education and goal 6 is focused on ensuring ‘availability and sustainability management of water and sanitation for all’. Sustainable services, equitable access and behaviour change are key to the success of the WASH sector.

However, 780 million people still don’t have access to clean water and 2.5 billion people are without access to basic sanitation. Despite the fact that the right to water and sanitation is now recognised as a human right by the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, WASH remains a low priority for many donors and developing country governments.

The UK WASH Network represents more than 100 UK NGOs working on water, sanitation and hygiene. Its purpose is to provide a forum where these agencies can come together and share learning and advocacy activities. The network also serves as a point of contact for the UK government and other institutions when contacting and liaising with the WASH sector in the UK.