Water Organizations

The African Water Issues Research Unit (AWIRU) www.up.ac.za/academic/libarts/polsci/awiru
The African Water Issues Research Unit (AWIRU) is a not-for-profit applied research organization based at the University of Pretoria, established to develop an African capacity to understand the complexity of African water management and development issues. Cooperation over water resources shared between states, regions and economic sectors can spill over into enhanced regional integration.

American Fisheries Society www.fisheries.org/html
The mission of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionally.
American Water Resources Association www.awra.org
The American Water Resources Association aims to advance multidisciplinary water resources education, management and research and the advancement of water resources research, planning, development, management and education.


Aquabox www.aquabox.org
AQUABOX is an official project of Rotary International, District 1220 and Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and, managed by its initiators, the Rotary Club of Wirksworth in Derbyshire. The project goal is to provide in the wake of both man-made and natural disasters a rapid response provision of safe drinking water and welfare aid items.


Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR)  www.cpar.ca
CPAR is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that is inspired by the vision of a healthy planet, where health is broadly defined to include human well-being, environmental integrity, and social justice. CPAR is dedicated to supporting vulnerable, low-income people in the developing world in their efforts to achieve good health. CPAR works toward this end by helping individuals, communities and grassroots organizations to become increasingly self-reliant. CPAR is also committed to informing Canadians about, and engaging them in, the global effort for health and development.


CARE: Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere www.care.org
In more than 60 countries around the world, CARE is working with poor communities to find lasting solutions to poverty. CARE looks at the big picture of poverty and goes beyond the symptoms to confront the underlying causes. With a broad range of programs based in empowerment, equity and sustainability, CARE seeks to tap human potential, to leverage the power of people and, in doing so, to unleash a vast force for progress.


Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) www.cawst.org
CAWST is a Canadian non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide technical training and support in water and sanitation services for those who serve the poor in developing countries. In particular, CAWST is the centre of expertise and distribution for the Biosand concrete water filtration technology, a low-cost water treatment technology specially designed for use by the poor in developing countries. The Biosand concrete filters are household filters made by local people, using materials commonly found in most parts of the world.


Center for Disease Control (CDC)& CDC Safe Water System www.cdc.gov & www.cdc.gov/safewater & the PDF manual at www.cdc.gov/safewater/manual/sws_manual.pdf
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.


Center for Global Safe Water (CGSW) www.sph.emory.edu/CGSW
The Center for Global Safe Water (CGSW) is a partnership among Emory University, CARE USA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Population Services International (PSI). Its mission is to improve access to safe drinking water globally, with special emphasis on vulnerable populations in developing countries. The CGSW seeks to achieve its mission by engaging in applied research, evaluation, and training activities with local, in-country partners working on specific water and sanitation problems and solutions.