Clean water, safe sanitation and good hygiene saves lives.

Water, sanitation and hygiene is crucial in the fight against disease. It is also critical to other areas of development including improving school attendance, reducing inequality, and building resilience to climate change.

With your help, we can ensure everyone in a city, including the poorest, has access to these basic services.

Bringing funders together to achieve impact

SWEEP service in Bangladesh

WSUP, Skoll Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Stone Family Foundation, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF and the Vitol Foundation have been working to transform the collection of human waste in three of the largest cities in Bangladesh,

Blog: February 2022 – A round-up of SWEEP: WSUP’s solution to tackle Bangladesh’s sanitation challenge

Handwashing in 2021

WSUP, FCDO and Unilever have been working to reach those urban communities most at risk from Covid-19, where a lack of handwashing facilities mean the virus has the potential to spread quickly.

Blog: July 2021 – Building urban resilience in the face of Covid-19: new video shows our hygiene work in Ghana and Kenya

Mombasa Water receive donation of handsanitiser

Climate recovery in Beira

With the support of Borealis and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, WSUP has been improving water and sanitation services for low-income residents in Beira.

Blog: June 2021 – Two years on from Cyclone Idai: new video shows how Beira is rebuilding

The stepping stones for sustainable water

Through the Water & Development Alliance (WADA), USAID, The Coca-Cola Foundation and WSUP are focusing on creating sustainable water facilities in Madagascar.

Blog: January 2021 – The stepping stones for sustainable water

How water and sanitation drives development

WSUP is focused on meeting Sustainable Development Goal 6, ensuring that by 2030, everyone will have access to clean water and adequate sanitation.

But improved water and sanitation services underpin almost every other developmental goal: from creating climate change resilience thanks to improved water management, to raising school attendance for teenage girls as a result of better sanitation in schools.

Our work contributes to the following sustainable development goals: