Our programme recognises three indisputable facts:
- Sustainable WASH services cannot be achieved without sustainable water resources, and vice versa.
- Achieving universal access to sustainable WASH services is a governance challenge.
- A strong civil society is essential to improving governance.
Watershed lobby and advocacy activities will specifically focus on the identification and inclusion of the marginalised in WASH governance. Capacity building will focus on helping civil society organisations to identify and adequately represent women and the marginalised.
Watershed will use evidence to empower civil society to hold governments accountable and for private sector and others to engage meaningfully in service provision.
The partnership will assess, develop and implement a suite of tools and approaches for building civil society organisations capacity for evidence-based lobbying and advocacy.
Watershed will focus on areas where water resources are scarce or contested and where environmental management is at the core of the WASH sustainability challenge.
Watershed will support a global civil society that effectively demands fulfilment of the human right to water and sanitation and equitable and sustainable allocation of water resources.