WaterAid is an international charity. Our vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.
We work with local partners, who understand local issues, and provide them with the skills and support to help communities set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet their real needs.
We also campaign locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure water and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
We are committed to addressing the vital need for safe water and sanitation head on. We aim to increase our impact both directly on the ground through our partner organisations, and indirectly by influencing others and promoting best practice in the field and in our offices.
We aim above all to be honest, accountable, effective, innovative and flexible. As a learning organisation, we are constantly evolving. An emphasis on research, analysis, evaluation and dissemination is vital to our future.
We rely on every member of the team - partners, donors, staff, volunteers and trustees. It is only when all parties work together that we can realise our shared vision of a world in which everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.