Partnerships with professional NGOs and UN agencies are instrumental to reach the Foundation's goal of bringing safe and affordable water to the world's poorest.
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Jysk Landsbyudvikling is a Danish NGO working in Kantipur, Nepal.

In partnership with the Foundation, Envidan A/S engineering consultancy and local partners, the NGO works on securing long-term sustainable water infrastructure in Madi and neighbouring communities.


Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) as an NGO began work in Orangi town in 1980. Orangi situated in the periphery of Karachi is a cluster of 113 low income settlements with a population of 1.5 million. On the success of its five basic programs of low cost sanitation, housing, health, education and credit for micro enterprise, in 1988 OPP was upgraded into three autonomous institutions. 

OPP-Research and Training Institute (OPP-RTI) manages the low cost sanitation, housing/secure housing support program, education program, the now evolving water supply and the women’s savings programs as well as the related research and training programs. Earthquake and the flood rehabilitation works are also undertaken.

OPP-RTI does not fund construction. It teaches people to so do through building their capacity by giving them a low cost design, training in mapping, surveying and construction, and overseeing and guiding the implementation. OPP-RTI designed systems have borne the test of time as lines laid in 1982 still function.

Oxfam GB has been fighting poverty since 1942 and is now part of a family of 19 Oxfam affiliates around the world. Oxfam believes that no one should be too poor to drink safe water; inclusion and sustainability are at the core of our work towards achieving SDG 6. Oxfam’s ‘technology-people-systems’ approach considers the conditions required to make the service, technology, and management of water systems sustainable and affordable for all.

Oxfam’s safe water strategy builds on its established foundation of technical innovation and experience in sector-leading humanitarian water response over the past 50 years. This is combined with a systems-thinking approach that incorporates good governance and accountability, along with financially viable solutions to achieve long-term sustainability of water service delivery. Oxfam works in areas of instability or chronic vulnerability, which we as an organization know well, with a focus on inclusion of the poorest and most marginalised.

The Foundation currently works with Oxfam GB in Nepal, where we are providing safe drinking water to poor communities in the Terai lowlands and exploring innovative management models to ensure these systems are sustainable and financially viable to keep water flowing for years to come. Our first joint project was the equipping of a borehole in the northern governorates of Jordan, supporting both Syrian refugees and host communities with safe water and helping to ease the immense pressure on water infrastructure in these refugee-hosting areas.

PlanBørnefonden is Denmark's biggest privately funded childrens' rights organization.

PlanBørnefonden is the Danish chapter of Plan International, one of the world’s oldest and biggest organizations focusing on childrens’ rights. PlanBørnefonden is focused on long-term development work and social sustainability through local partnerships and cooperation in four key intervention areas: Education, children’s health, income generating activities and children and development.

The organisation works within each community for 15 to 20  years to secure secure sustainable impact. Responsibility for the activities is transferred to the community and the authorities step by step.

Practical Action is an innovative international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

Through technology, Practical Action works to help poor communities build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions. The NGO has extensive experience with solar pumping in rural areas.

Our first project brought solar powered  drinking water to four communities in Malawi.

Currently, we work together in Turkana County, Kenya.

SIWI (Stockholm International Water Institute) is a leading expert in water governance, a curator of change, championing water solutions for a just, prosperous, and sustainable future.

Water is a powerful tool to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals. Having access to clean water can lead to better health, education and incomes. SIWI works globally to improve how water is managed and create virtuous cycles.

The India-based solar energy & energy efficiency consultancy, Sunlit Future, has installed more than 2,000 solar pumps in remote, rural areas of India.

Sunlit Future has a strong network with local NGOs throughout the country and thorough understanding of the issues of providing safe and sustainable water systems to rural communities.

In India’s remote areas, the power grid is not a reliable source of energy, and the frequent power cuts last days, weeks or even months. Most villages are much better off with a solar powered drinking water solution.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, leads international action to protect people forced to flee their homes because of war, conflict and persecution. We deliver life-saving assistance such as shelter, food and water, help safeguard fundamental human rights, and develop solutions that ensure people have a safe place to call home. We work in over 130 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions of people.

Together with the Grundfos Foundation, UNHCR has launched a new initiative that will secure access to clean drinking water for up to 800,000 refugees and host community members in six African countries.

UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. 

The world’s largest provider of vaccines, we support child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, quality education and skill building, HIV prevention and treatment for mothers and babies, and the protection of children and adolescents from violence and exploitation.

Before, during and after humanitarian emergencies, UNICEF is on the ground, bringing lifesaving help and hope to children and families. Non-political and impartial, we are never neutral when it comes to defending children’s rights and safeguarding their lives and futures.

And we never give up.

US-based Water Mission is a non-profit, Christian engineering organisation that designs, builds and implements safe water, sanitation and hygiene solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas.

The foundation has worked with the Water Mission for several years, providing disaster relief to Haiti (2010 and 2016), the Philippines (2013) and Liberia (2014).

We are currently working on safe water programmes for rural communities in Kenya, Cambodia and Indonesia.

Together with Water Mission, we will also bring safe water to more than 250,000 refugees in up to five different refugee settlement locations in Western Tanzania. The largest settlement, known as Nyarygusu is one of the world’s biggest refugee camps. Water Mission will be working on this project over the next coming years.

The UK-based NGO, Water Aid, has been working in Mozambique for 20 years, implementing rural and urban programmes focused on access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene. Together, Water Aid and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation will build 12 solar powered water supply systems.

Together, Water Aid and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation will build 12 solar powered water supply systems, reaching more than 50,000 people in some of the poorest in rural communities in Mozambique.