Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation


Second international water and sanitation fair - Nuestra Agua 2013

Nuestra Agua

FANCA, FANAS and FANMex, along with a number of other key partners, are organising the second international exhibition water and sanitation, Nuestra Agua 2013, in Granada next March.

New Sri Lankan chapter agreed at FANSA steering committee

The FANSA Regional Steering Committee meeting for the year 2012 was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 15-17 of October 2012 and hosted by Village Education and Resource Center (VERC), Bangladesh, which is also the hosting organisation of the Bangladesh national chapter. A number important decisions were made in the meeting including the setting up of a new national chapter in Sri Lanka.

Urgent need for climate change impacts on water policy

The key messages from a recent UNFCCC technical workshop included an urgent call for policy considerations on climate change impacts on water resources and adaptation strategies.

Civil society messages for SWA partnership meeting

In November 2012, a small group of about 15 civil society representatives including ten members from ANEW and FANSA as well as a handful of northern country representatives will be representing the voice of civil society at a Sanitation and Water for All Partnership meeting.

Special Rapporteur country mission reports

In September 2012, Catarina de Albuquerque, Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, presented 3 country mission reports (to Namibia, Senegal and Uruguay) at the Human Rights Council. She also presented her annual thematic report on Stigma and the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation. Find out more.

New campaign 'Keep your promises' launch and toolkit

Keep your promises

FANSA, ANEW, FANAS, FANCA and FAN-Mex - together as FAN Global - have developed an international campaign called Keep Your Promises in partnership with End Water Poverty, WSSCC, WASH Advocates, WaterAid and Simavi calling on decision makers to stick to the pledges they have made on sanitation and water.

New CSO representatives elected to SWA Steering Committee


Civil Society now has three new representatives responsible for carrying our voices to the SWA Steering Committee, to help shape and guide the future of the partnership. So don’t hesitate to link up with them to share your valuable thoughts and contributions.

STARS Impact Awards

The STARS Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 STARS Impact Awards recognising outstanding organisations that achieve excellence in the provision of services to disadvantaged children. Organisations working with children in Africa, the Middle East, Asia or Pacific are invited to apply for unrestricted funding awards of $100,000.

FANSA nominates CSO representative into Sanitation and Water for All steering committee

After reviewing the Expressions of Interest received, the selection committee nominated Dibalok Singha as the first representative and Mr Syed Shah Nasir Khisro as the support representative on the Sanitation and Water for All steering committee.

Ninon Machado de Faria Leme Franco

Ninon Machado de Faria Leme Franco


It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Ninon Machado on 11 September 2012.