Clean drinking water and safe sanitation are basic human rights
Plumbing systems deliver these basic needs.
Nearly half the world’s population lives without clean water and safe sanitation
That includes 2.2 million Americans
We protect health and advance well-being through plumbing
We bring clean drinking water and safe sanitation to historically underserved and under-resourced communities.
Uniting the water, sanitation, and hygiene industry to change lives.
We depend on skilled volunteers to help provide safe water and sanitation services wherever people are in need. Can we count on you?
We are grateful for the generosity of individuals like you, who share our passion for changing lives through improved water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Through financial donations and contributions of materials and expertise, our sponsors make IWSH possible. Become an IWSH Partner today.
We are the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH). We unite innovators, plumbers, manufacturers, researchers, and NGOs to bring clean drinking water and safe sanitation to historically underserved and under-resourced low-income and indigenous communities.
We measure our success in lives, water, and total lifecycle costs saved, contributing to strong, healthy communities.
Improving water quality and efficiency by providing homes with low-flow and lead-free fixtures.
Designing and installing decentralized septic systems that are suitable for homes and communities.
Expanding training programs and educating government officials about the need for qualified and skilled labor to implement water and sanitation solutions.
Utilizing apprenticeship competitions to harness skills and utilize materials for social impact projects.
Applying new approaches to safe water access such as rainwater harvesting and onsite graywater reuse.
Become an IWSH Partner
Sponsor Our Work
Download our 2024 program guide with sponsorship opportunities.
Your Donations Have Changed Lives
Nearly 80% of rural Lowndes County, Alabama, homes have historically used straight pipes to remove wastewater. The hard, clay-like soil does not allow water permeability from traditional septic tanks. The problems of poverty and the local soil characteristics made it especially difficult to find a sustainable solution until a coalition of public and private interests, including IWSH and our sponsors, started making a difference.
Support IWSH by making a tax-deductible gift today.
Our efforts across the globe are only made possible by generous donations and contributions from passionate water, sanitation, and hygiene champions ... like you!
Common donation amounts: $25 $50 $100 $250 $500 $1,000
Make a difference.
Become an IWSH volunteer.
IWSH depends on skilled and dedicated volunteers to help provide safe water and sanitation services wherever people are in need. We work hand-in-hand with local community partners and stakeholders to create life-changing experiences for all involved.
We want to hear from: Skilled tradespeople technical experts, trainers and instructors open-minded, hard-working and committed volunteers.