The variety in WSUP members’ backgrounds means that projects are supported from a range of different angles.
Member organisations contribute to WSUP in a number of ways:
- Proving Board Directors, responsible for the governance of the organisation
- Providing Projects Group representatives
- Supporting WSUP projects from local member offices
- Supporting the WSUP Secretariat
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with improved hygiene, these basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods, forming the first essential step in overcoming poverty. As a member of WSUP, WaterAid's approach to addressing the need for better water and sanitation services in poor urban communities is complemented by WSUP's focus on building the capacity of LSPs.
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Founding MemberHalcrow Group
Halcrow, one of the UK's leading consultancies, specialises in the provision of planning, design and management services for infrastructure development worldwide. With interests in transportation, water, maritime and property, the company is undertaking commissions in over 80 countries from a network of more than 90 offices. At the heart of our business lies our purpose - to sustain and improve the quality of people's lives. Our commitment to this is reflected in the type of work we do and in the way we behave on a wider basis towards our employees and the communities in which we work. As part of this commitment, Halcrow is a founder member of WSUP. This provides a unique way for Halcrow to help some of the world's poorest communities, fulfilling its purpose. It also offers a rare opportunity for employees to gain experience engaging with local communities to make a real difference to the lives of people in great need.
Cranfield University is recognised internationally for its research, education, training and consultancy. It has research programmes across the fields of engineering, applied science and health and management. Thematic areas of expertise include water supply, drinking water treatment, waste water treatment, sanitation, environmental management, hygiene promotion, geographical information systems (GIS), utility management and capacity building. Cranfield University is uniquely placed to support WSUP's projects by providing research, training and practical expertise and staff and students have an opportunity to see the application of research and to participate in the delivery of WSUP projects.
The International Water Association (IWA) is the global network of 10,000 water professionals spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle.
CARE International is a global organisation fighting poverty and injustice in over 70 countries and helps over 65 million people in poverty each year. Since 1950, we've helped an estimated 10 million people have access to clean water, working closely with local authorities and partner organisations in order to put in place community managed water and sanitation systems. We believe that working in partnership with communities, the private sector and government greatly improves the sustainability of our programmes, and CARE’s membership of WSUP further supports this agenda and cross sector collaboration.
Thames Water is the UK's largest water and sewerage company, serving 13.6 million customers across London and the Thames Valley.
Borealis and Borouge are leading providers of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. With more than 40 years of experience in polyolefins and using our unique Borstar® technology, we focus on the infrastructure, automotive and advanced packaging markets.
We have production facilities, innovation centres and service centres across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and work with customers in more than 170 countries around the work to provide plastic materials that make an essential contribution to society and to sustainable development.
Borealis and Borouge are committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and proactively contribute to addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through our Water for the World™ initiative. Through the many partnerships and projects within this programme, including our membership of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor we believe we can make a real difference for many communities around the world.
WWF protects endangered wildlife and environments, tackles climate change and promotes sustainable use of resources, so we can build a future where people live in harmony with nature. WWF’s’ membership of WSUP is in recognition of the fact that the urban water & sanitation crisis cannot be solved without securing sustainable water supplies, whilst in turn improving urban environments & managing the demand for water contributes to maintaining healthy freshwater ecosystems.
Any research institution, company, partnership, government organisation, non-governmental organisation, or charity with a shared commitment to WSUP’s aims and objectives is encouraged to apply for membership.