What we do
Connecting poor communities to their city’s water network, providing safe water at an affordable price.
Ensuring clean, convenient, and safe toilets for communities, households and in schools.
Building resilient water and sanitation systems which meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s climate.
women & girls
Providing infrastructure and services that
supports attendance in schools, safety while going to the toilet, and saves women
Helping build stronger utilities with better infrastructure, fewer leaks and improved customer services able to meet the needs of the poor.
Working with international and local financial institutions to unlock and direct investment which benefits low-income urban residents.
Advocating for improved policies and regulations which underpin better services for both the poor and the environment.
At WSUP, we recognise that water doesn’t just come out of a tap, it comes from a functioning system – not just made up of pipes and boreholes, but of the people, institutions, regulators, businesses and politicians who manage it.
In all our projects, we work alongside local stakeholders to develop services, build infrastructure and attract funding to improve the lives of men, women and children who live in the low-income communities that we serve.
Why WASH matters
Improved water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) underpin almost every other developmental goal. They are central to unlocking economic growth, improving education and employment opportunities, and creating climate resilience.
An introduction to WSUP
Founded in 2005 by seven organisations, WSUP plays a leading role in supporting the WASH needs of the urban poor. Initially, we were launched to support communities in six core countries but have since grown to manage long-term programmes in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Alongside this, WSUP has evolved a small consultancy arm, WSUP Advisory, which undertakes commercial consultancy work globally.