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.)

In Flanders Join For Water targets its activities on a change of water use and water behavior. The other pillars of Join For Water for Belgium are advocacy and sensitization.

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Benin is marked by a sub-tropical coastal area in the south and hilly savannahs to the north. It is the birthplace of Voodoo and is often called Quartier Latin of Africa. Today, animists, Christians …

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After 10 years of civil war and political instability, Burundi is since 2008 finally on the road to recovery. However, despite economic growth, two thirds of the population still live in poverty …

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In terms of economic development, the Democratic Republic of the Congo dangles at the bottom of the world ranking. Only 42% of its population has access to basic drinking water services. An utter …

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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 is the poorest country on the American continent and is marked by political instability, disastrous natural phenomena, large-scale deforestation and high juvenile unemployment. Although 70% of …

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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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A patchwork of ethnicities rich in culture, the fertile inner Niger Delta and boundless deserts, Mali has it all. In 2012, a military coup destabilised the country and although a new civilian …

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Situated in the East-African Great Lakes region, Uganda remains a poor country despite its substantial natural resources and mineral deposits such as copper, gold, cobalt and uranium. Poverty and …

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