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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


UNICEF works with a wide range of partners in the area of water and sanitation. Below is selection of some of these, and other institutions, agencies or services active in the sector.

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AusAID Water pages

BPD Water and Sanitation: a world-wide network of partners involving government, donors, business and civil society 

DFID Environment, Water and Sanitation pages

EHP: USAID’s Environmental Health Project 

EPA: US Enviromental Protection Agency (Office of Water)

EUWI: The EU Water Initiative

FAO: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (Land and Water Development Division

FRESH: Focusing Resources on Effective School Health site (a joint initiative by UNICEF and partners) 

Gender and Water Resource Guide (hosted by UNDP)

GWP: Global Water Partnership

Practical Action formerly ITDG: Intermediate Technology Development Group (publisher of the sectoral journal Waterlines

IWA: International Water Association

International Office for Water 

IRC: International Water and Sanitation Centre. Host of WASH in Schools and publishes the newsletter Notes and News. Host of WASH in Schools and publishes the newsletter Notes and News.

JMP : The website of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water and Sanitation - access a wealth of information on populations' use of improved drinking water and sanitation, and the monitoring of the water and sanitation target of MDG 7.

LSHT&M: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (host of the WELL Resource Centre)

MWA: Millennium Water Alliance

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs Web Site, Millennium Project, Task Force on Water and Sanitation)

RWSN: Rural Water Supply Network (formerly HTN - hosted by SKAT)

SANDEC: Department for Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology 

SKAT: Swiss Centre for Development Cooperation in Technology and Management (host of RWSN)

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

UN-DESA: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Division for Sustainable Development)

UNDP: United Nations Development Programme Water Governance site

UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme (GEMS/Water Programme, Freshwater)

UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (water portal)

UNIFEM: United Nations Development Fund for Women

UNU: United Nations University (International Network on Water, Environment and Health)

UN Water


WSP: Water and Sanitation Program (formerly known as the UNDP-World Bank Water and Sanitation Program) 

The Water Page: A comprehensive independent Web site on water resources with a focus on Africa.

WSSCC: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

WEDC: Water, Engineering and Development Centre

WELL: resource centre for promoting environmental health in developing countries (hosted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHT&M)

WHO: World Health Organization (Water, Sanitation and Health)

WMO: World Meteorological Organization (Hydrology and Water Resources Programme)

World Bank (Water Supply and Sanitation)

The World Resources Institute 

World Water Council:  4th World Water Forum (Mexico, 2006); 5th World Water Forum (Istanbul 2009)



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