Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation


Water is central to sustainable development

Beyond 2015 position paper on water

The Beyond 2015 campaign coalition's position paper on water - which was jointly coordinated by FAN Global, WASH United and EWP - has been released highlighting the central role of water to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

Launch of new World Walks for Water and Sanitation video marks a month until World Water Day!

Be a part of a global movement

A month tomorrow, on World Water Day, 22 March 2013, hundreds of thousands of people across the world including many FAN members will join together and take action to call for an end to the water and sanitation crisis.


Over 1 million signatures gets water and sanitation rights onto European political agenda

Water is a human right

In February 2013, over a million signatures were collected in support of the rights to water and sanitation surpassing the 1 million minimum target required by the European Commission for getting the issue onto the European political agenda. 

Call for civil society input to UN thematic consultation on water

Following a wide consultation, the Beyond2015 drafting team led by Freshwater Action Network, End Water Poverty and WASH United have created a draft of the Beyond2015 civil society position paper for the UN thematic consultation on water. Read the draft and send in your comments by close of business on Thursday 7 February 2013.


FANMex coorganizes the National Congress “Citizen and Water Sustainability in Mexico”

On December 7th and 8th the national congress "Citizen and Water Sustainability was held in the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City, with an assistance of around 420 persons from the academia and the organized civil society. This event was organized by a variety of institutions andorganizations who are aiming to contribute with proposals for the new Water Law to be build after the recognition of the human right to water and sanitation in the Mexican Constitution last February. FANMex has been playing a leading part in the building of this event, both organizing aswell as giving input in the development of the draft document that was the basis for the work during the congress.

The World Walks for Water and Sanitation 2013

18 December 2012

Join thousands of campaigners walking to demand political leaders keep their promises on sanitation and water this World Water Day!

Amplifying over a million voices to demand improved sanitation

Inter Country Working Group (ICWG) meeting held in Nov in Kathmandu


FANSA’s Communications Officer Prakash Amatya spoke to Murali Ramisetty, FANSA Convenor, about his hopes and expectations of the process leading to the next South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN).  

Lajana Manandhar represents civil society in SACOSAN working group

Lajana Manandhar


The Government of Nepal nominated Lajana Manandhar to the Inter Country Working Group (ICWG)  which was formed to prepare and manage SACOSAN V in Nepal next year. Lajana is the Executive Director of Lumanti and the National Convenor of JalSanjaal that hosts the FANSA chapter in Nepal.   

ANEW and FANSA members attend SWA Partnership Meeting

CSO representatives at the SWA meeting

Eight FANSA and ANEW members attended the first ever Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership Meeting in November which brought together SWA partners including Government, Donors, Research Institutes, Civil Society Organisations to review what has been achieved since the beginning of the partnership in 2010 and decide what future role the partnership should play. 

Key message for Climate Change Negotiations, Doha


The Water and Climate Coalition, with input from FAN Global, has developed a number of positions with for the climate change negotiations in Doha. Please share this document within your own networks, with government contacts and others who might be interested.