What we do

Water is one of the most important themes of our time. Join For Water is the only NGO in Belgium that solely focuses on water. And focus is needed: 1 in 10 people has no access to drinking water and 1 in 3 lacks a toilet of his/her own.

Together for water!

Thanks to Join For Water and its partners, tens of thousands of people each year have access to sustainable solutions for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, or water for agriculture. In Belgium, we are committed to reducing the water footprint, because our consumption is putting water resources under pressure elsewhere.

Drinking water

1 in 10 has no drinking water. Join For Water and its local partners work on infrastructure and management in the South. Our drinking water programs reach all social groups.

Sanitation & hygiene

1 in 3 people does not have a clean toilet. Incorrect hygienic practices lead to sickness. Join For Water focuses on proper sanitation, hygiene and ecological disposal of human waste.

Water for agriculture

No agriculture or food without water. Join For Water provides irrigation infrastructure in the South, strengthens farmer groups, and ensures maximum organic agricultural yield throughout the year.

Water programs in the South and in Belgium

Join For Water works in Belgium, Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Ecuador, Haiti, Mali and Uganda. Click on a country and discover the activities of Join For Water! (Our activities in Madagascar have completed, but you can still view the past programs.)

Belgium is a relatively flat country. Most of the landscape does not exceed 200 m in altitude. A few rivers cross the country, such as the Meuse and the Scheldt, and it rains a lot. As a result, …

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Benin is a West African country of 10 million inhabitants, divided into more than 40 ethnic groups.  45% of the population lives in rural areas, with a high concentration in the south of the …

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Burundi is a small country in Central Africa, bordering among others the DR Congo and Rwanda. Burundi is densely populated, with nearly 12 million inhabitants, 86% of whom live in rural …

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest country in Africa after Algeria. The population is growing rapidly, the DR Congo now has about 85 million inhabitants. The country is very rich …

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One of the smallest countries of South-America, Ecuador is considered a medium-income country. At first glance, the disparity between urban and rural areas in matters of access to basic drinking …

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Haiti occupies the western third of the island Hispaniola, the remaining eastern two-thirds of the island make up the Dominican Republic. Haiti has a rapidly growing population of about 10.5 million …

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Madagascar ranks as the world’s fourth-largest island. Political and economic instability have held the country in their precarious grip ever since the 2009 coup d’état. But hopefully the …

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Mali is a West African republic with a population of more than 18 million. 42% of the population lives in urban areas, with the majority living in the south of the country. The north and centre are …

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Uganda is located on the equator, in East Africa, in the region of the Great Lakes. Neighboring countries include Rwanda and DR Congo. Uganda has a rapidly growing population with about 40 million …

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