The Sustainable Water program seeks to contribute to ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. The program contributes directly to SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

The direct target groups are households and farmer-entrepreneurs in underserved rural areas. Sub-themes in the portfolio development include Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), water for food and Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). The central concept across the sub-themes is a servicing approach: a model to improve the services on district level and up, aiming at policies and regulation, service providers and end-users. With ambitions to improve water-, sanitation- and IWRM-services for all, we will design explicit targeting strategies for unreached including working with churches and community organizations and more emphasis on advocacy for inclusive regulations. We will seek to become part of broad national coalitions for system change, with a new emphasize on IWRM and contributing to climate-resilience of stakeholders and target groups.

Impact of sustainable water 2023

people reached with sustainable water facilities
improved water facilities
trained service providers

Sustainable water in three subthemes:

  • Water and sanitation

In villages and schools we work on provision of clean drinking water, good hygiene and well-functioning sanitation for a healthy living and learning environment.

  • Water for food

Together with farmer co-operations we work on irrigation training, construction of water supplies and the use of innovative technologies, so that each drop of water is used efficiently for agriculture.

  • Water management

In collaboration with governments and water boards we work on good water management, so that the available water is fairly shared and used efficiently.


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