Making universal access a reality

In discussions around the MDGs, improved access to a safe water supply is often cited as a success story. The data supports this narrative – 2.6 billion have gained access to improved drinking water since 1990, and over half of the global population (58%) now have piped drinking water on their premises. While this is a […]


New Masters-level materials fill a gap in professional urban WASH training

WSUP and WEDC (the Water, Engineering and Development Centre of Loughborough University) have jointly developed a Masters-level professional training module “Water and Sanitation for Urban Low-Income Communities” and have made the training materials freely available on WSUP’s website. We’ve had a great response so far with 75 academics, students and WASH practitioners from over 25 […]


Join in the discussion! How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?

Later today WSUP and Business Fights Poverty are co-hosting an online discussion on the vital role that business has to play in increasing access to safe and clean water. The discussion will look specifically at the theme of multi-stakeholder ‘partnerships’ – what are the most promising partnership models designed to tackle shared water risks? What role does government […]


Understanding and addressing water and sanitation needs outside the factory gates

This leadership perspective by Fiona Sadler and Jo Daniels, Marks & Spencer, forms part of a series on the theme of creating business value and development impact in the WASH sector. The series and accompanying Discussion Paper are co-produced by WSUP and Business Fights Poverty. Supporting suppliers with initiatives and programmes that improve their operations beyond auditing is important to […]


Engaging employees to deliver on water and other sustainability goals

This leadership perspective by Michael Alexander, Diageo, forms part of a series on the theme of creating business value and development impact in the WASH sector. The series and accompanying Discussion Paper are co-produced by WSUP and Business Fights Poverty. In 2008, Diageo announced a slate of sustainability targets that cut across carbon emissions, energy use, waste and water. We have […]


Turning citizens into sensors: using mobile apps and ‘big data’ to combat water losses in South Africa

This leadership perspective by Michael Sullivan, IBM, forms part of a series on the theme of creating business value and development impact in the WASH sector. The series and accompanying Discussion Paper are co-produced by WSUP and Business Fights Poverty. As social technology becomes more prevalent, governments are looking for ways to be far more interactive with their constituents, and leveraging […]


Water funds partnership: investing directly in water resource management

This leadership perspective by Greg Koch, The Coca-Cola Company, forms part of a series on the theme of creating business value and development impact in the WASH sector. The series and accompanying Discussion Paper are co-produced by WSUP and Business Fights Poverty. Water is central to The Coca-Cola Company’s business. Of course, water is the principal ingredient of most […]


Beyond CSR: developing sustainable business solutions for sanitation in India

This leadership perspective by Jean-Laurent Ingles, Unilever, forms part of a series on the theme of creating business value and development impact in the WASH sector. The series and accompanying Discussion Paper are co-produced by WSUP and Business Fights Poverty. As one of the world’s fastest growing emerging economies, India presents a significant opportunity for future growth for companies. […]


Creating business value and development impact in the WASH sector

Next week we’ll be running a series of leadership perspectives on the theme of ‘creating business value and development impact in the WASH sector’ in collaboration with Business Fights Poverty. What do we mean by this concept, and why do we think it’s important? For a number of years the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility […]


The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation broadens reach of Replenish Africa initiative

WSUP is delighted to have been announced as one of the key strategic partners of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation in supporting the Replenish Africa Initiative, which will see our work continue in Zambia, Kenya, Madagascar and Mozambique. Read the news release below to learn more. Coca-Cola Extends Investment to US$65 Million in Safe Water Access Programs Benefitting […]