WaterAid is an international charity, founded by the UK water industry in 1981.
WaterAid is working to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030. Together, these basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods, forming the first essential step in overcoming poverty.
With teams working in 37 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific region and Europe, WaterAid works with local partners to reach the poorest and most marginalised people with sustainable services, and calls on governments to provide these solutions for everyone everywhere.
Essex & Suffolk Water has continued to raise funds and awareness since helping establish WaterAid in 1981.
In 2015, Essex & Suffolk Water, along with Northumbrian Water, launched a new five-year partnership with WaterAid aiming to raise £1 million to support the delivery of clean water and safe toilets to some of Madagascar’s poorest communities and over 70,000 people.