Australian Partners /
WaterAid Australia Ltd

Established in 1981, WaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation focused on improving poor people’s access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation. Internationally, we work in 30 countries across Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific region and inform decision makers globally to realise our vision of a world where everyone has access to these basic human rights. WaterAid Australia has over ten years’ experience delivering WASH programmes within the Asia- Pacific region and currently manages programs in four countries (PNG, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Cambodia) with a fifth program due for launch in late 2015 (Myanmar).

As an accredited development partner of the Australian government, WaterAid is a respected sector actor with a strong track record in delivering programs that enhance people’s access to sustainable and equitable WASH. WaterAid works through local partners to deliver services and also focuses on strengthening the relevant sectors in country (infrastructure, health, environment, education) that are responsible for delivery of WASH services in both urban and rural settings. We partner with both government and non-government actors at the sub-national and national level and provide technical, organisational and research capacity building alongside our program delivery.

WaterAid’s theory of change relies on demonstrating how to deliver cost-effective, equitable, sustainable and scalable WASH programmes and then advocating for the widespread adoption of our approaches by other stakeholders. WaterAid has also driven the adoption and implementation of WASH policies and strategies at national, regional and international level, most recently in PNG (2015) and Timor (2012).