Water and sanitation

Water and sanitation are at the very centre of development. They are integral to health, nutrition, education, livelihoods, the role of women and the environment. Without adequate management of water resources and access to water and sanitation, poverty reduction will not be sustainable.  

Currently, 2.5 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation and 900 million people lack safe water.

To read our policy and research on water and sanitation, click here.