WATERAID AMERICA INC

Everyone, Everywhere by 2030

aka WaterAid   |   New York, NY   |  www.wateraid.org/us

Mission

WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. We work with local partners and influence decision-makers to maximize our impact. Help us reach everyone, everywhere with safe water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030.

Notes from the nonprofit

Extreme poverty won't end until everyone, everywhere has clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Ruling year info

2003

CEO

L. Kelly Parsons

Main address

233 Broadway Suite 2705

New York, NY 10279 USA

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EIN

30-0181674

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Relief (Q33)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Water is a necessity for everyone and yet it remains a luxury to many people around the world. Every person needs a sustainable supply of clean water: for drinking, washing, cooking and cleaning. It is a basic human right and there are still 750 million people that do not have clean water. To date, governments, institutions and service providers around the world haven’t done enough to ensure clean water reaches the poorest and most marginalized people leaving millions of people underserved. In many countries, taps, wells and pipes delivering clean water simply do not exist and even where they do, water supply services are often not affordable or accessible, or aren’t designed to last.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

WaterAid Colombia

Across the Americas, the needs of indigenous peoples have often been ignored, leaving millions of people underserved. On average, Latin America’s indigenous peoples have twice the poverty rates than the rest of the population, according to the World Bank.

WaterAid Colombia works in the department of La Guajira, home to the Wayúu people. "Our Wayúu communities have always suffered because of the lack of
clean water," says Luzmiriam Cambar Girnu, 32. For years, Luzmiriam and her family had to haul water from a jagüey, a man-made pond, several times a day in the blazing heat.

In Colombia, WaterAid is working with indigenous communities to provide the tools and resources they need to manage their own services. And the impact is dramatic.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Ethnic and racial groups

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good
hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.

Since we started in 1981, we’ve remained resolutely focused on tackling these three essentials that transform people’s lives. Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good. Children grow up healthy and strong, women and men get to earn a living, whole communities start to thrive. It sounds
normal and it should be.

By inspiring people and sparking chain reactions we help deliver lasting change in what’s normal. By working closely with partners internationally and on the ground in some of the toughest places in the world, we help achieve widespread change. Millions of people have already taken control of their lives and built better futures.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Our teams around the world are working urgently to stop the spread of coronavirus, through clean water and good hygiene habits, building on our four decades of experience promoting handwashing and other hygiene activities.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students and teachers reached with clean water at schools

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth

Related Program

Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

DIRECT REACH TO SCHOOLS: We count users of the services we provide directly in different ways, according to where we reach them.

Number of people reached with access to clean water at heathcare centers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

DIRECT REACH AT HEALTHCARE FACILITIES: We count users of the services we provide directly in different ways, according to where we reach them.

Number of people in households reached with access to clean water

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Globally, between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, we reached 321,000 people within households with access to clean water.

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

DIRECT REACH: We supported communities to reach the following numbers of people We count users of the services we provide directly in different ways, according to where we reach them.

Number of people reached with access to sanitation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

DIRECT REACH: We count users of the services we provide directly in different ways, according to where we reach them.

Number of organizations signing onto policy guidelines or proposals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We influenced policies, strategies and standards around the world. In 2018-19 we helped secure changes to national policies, strategies or standards in 14 countries to benefit people.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

COVID-19 response (global)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*COVID-19 response*In Bangladesh, our #CoronaUnited social media campaign, promoting handwashing reached 20.7 Million people.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We're determined to make that happen within a generation – and we believe the best way to do it is by working with others.

That's why we're part of an active global network. Advisors, debate shapers, policy makers, engineers, campaigners and fundraisers - all of us here at WaterAid are working towards a common goal: getting water, toilets and hygiene to the millions of people still living without these basic human rights.

Our strategy is designed to build on our leadership role as we work collaboratively and in partnership with others to drive transformational change towards everyone, everywhere having clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene by 2030.

Our four aims are based on our assessment of how we can best influence change. These aims are interconnected and complementary, and will be prioritized and resourced according to the context of the country and locality in which we are working.

1. Equality: We will tackle and challenge the inequalities that prevent the poorest and most marginalized people from realizing their right to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
2. Sustainable Services: We will support governments and service providers to strengthen the systems and capabilities required to deliver sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.
3. Integration: We will work with others to develop plans and activities that accelerate change by integrating water, sanitation and hygiene into sustainable development.
4. Hygiene: We will positively influence hygiene behavior to maximize the benefits of access to safe water and sanitation.

Read more about our Strategy at https://www.wateraid.org/uk/our-global-strategy

WaterAid has more than 30 years' experience of bringing water, sanitation and hygiene education to where it is needed most by investing in local partners and providing financial support, training and technical advice, so they can deliver the project and ensure long-term sustainability.

To deliver our four aims and change normal for everyone, everywhere, this strategy requires us to focus on five key areas:
1. Influencing
2. Sustainability
3. Capacity development
4. Partnerships
5. Disaster resilience

Since 1981 we've reached 26.4 million people with clean water and 26.3 million people with decent toilets.

Together, we work with communities to set up practical and sustainable water projects that meet their needs. Hardware, such as taps and rainwater harvesting tanks are always backed up by training on maintenance and management, making sure that the health benefits of clean water are maximized. To ensure sustainability we use technologies that are low-cost, appropriate to the local area, and can be easily maintained by the communities who use them.

We also work with local partners to ensure capacity and skills are developed at a local level. Local partners include: Local non-government organizations (NGOs); Local and national government departments; and
Private utility companies.

We invest in local partner organizations to enable them to deliver lasting changes for their communities. We typically provide financial support, training and technical advice, as well as help with planning, budgeting and organizational development. As partners grow stronger, they become less reliant on WaterAid's technical and financial support and can seek funds from other sources. When this happens, we often start working with newer or less well-established partners, with the cycle of training and development starting again.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WATERAID AMERICA INC

Board of directors
as of 3/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Marc Robert

Water Asset Management

Term: 2014 - 2023


Board co-chair

Desmond FitzGerald

Hope for Poor Children

Term: 2011 - 2023

Desmond FitzGerald

Hope for Children Foundation

Marc Robert

Water Asset Management

Sarah Timpson

No Affiliation

Sarah Ryerson

James Hunt

Tocqueville Securities

Anand Parekh

Bipartisan Policy Center

Cate Luzio

Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for Global Commercial Banking (CMB) at HSBC

E. Robert Meaney

Valmont Industries, Inc.

Marc Zimmer

Cisco Systems, Inc.,

Nam Hee Kim

Private investor

Andrew Towle

Private investor

Charlotte Ammouri

Private investor

Daniel Lisk

Haynes and Boone

Roya Malekian

Applied Materials

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/28/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data