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Water Resources

African Water Association — Research Fellowships for Young Water and Sanitation Professionals in West Africa

With funding provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the African Water Association offers fellowships of US$1 thousand for masters research in water and sanitation. Applicants must be citizens of West African countries who are registered in academic institutions, and whose research is on any of the following themes:  non-revenue water; water quality; water […]

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Rotary Foundation — Masters Studies in Water and Sanitation

The Rotary Foundation partners with UNESCO to offer funding for masters studies in water and sanitation. Applicants for Rotary’s support must be provisionally admitted to one of the three participating degree programs at UNESCO’s Institute for Water Education (IHE). Students apply via their local Rotary club or district. Each award is approximately €34 thousand, paid […]

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Swedish International Development Agency — International Training in Urban Water and Sanitation for Asia

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The Asia regional program includes a course on sustainable urban water and sanitation services for participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Nepal.   Candidates may be nominated by authorities, institutions, universities, NGOs, water utilities or other private companies active in the water […]

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UNESCO Institute for Water Education — Masters Fellowships

Located in the Netherlands, UNESCO-IHE offers four accredited masters programmes in subjects of water resources, with a total of 17 specializations. The Institute collaborates with the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) as a source of financial support. An NFP Fellowship (available in 51 developing countries) covers all costs associated with completing an 18-month MSc. at UNESCO-IHE. […]

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Suez Environnement — Grants for Water and Sanitation

Fonds Suez Environnement makes grants and provides technical skills for projects in water, sanitation, waste water treatment, and waste management in developing countries. Eligibility for grants extends to solidarity organizations and institutions. The deadlines for applications (French, English) are 30 April and 31 October of each year. Link

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Akvo — Funding for Water Projects

Akvo manages an online marketplace to connect development projects and programs that require financial support with donors who supply the funding. Focus areas include water and sanitation, among others. Projects are displayed online. Financial contributors of all kinds (e.g., companies, individuals, and others) choose which projects to support. Link

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency — Sustainable Water Fund

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency manages the Sustainable Water Fund  (FDW) as a public-private partnership for water safety and water security in developing countries. Projects are collective initiatives between governmental bodies, industries, and NGOs.  The thematic areas are improved access to drinking water and sanitation (including solid waste); efficient and sustainable water use, particularly for agriculture; […]

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United Nations Women’s Guild Vienna — Children’s Charity 2017

The United Nations Women’s Guild annually makes grants to registered charities in support of projects in education and health that benefit disadvantaged children around the world. Past projects include many focusing on clean drinking water in communities and schools.  The maximum grant is €10 thousand. Applications are accepted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, […]

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Swedish International Development Agency — International Training Programs

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The programs include one on sustainable urban water and sanitation.  The invited countries are Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, Tanzania, and Uganda. Candidates may be nominated by authorities, institutions, universities, NGOs, water utilities, or other private companies active in the water and sanitation sector. […]

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Royal Bank of Canada — Blue Water Project 2017

The RBC’s Blue Water Project makes grants for watershed protection and safe drinking water in two programs. (i) The Community Action Grants are up to $10 thousand for local and community organizations in Canada, USA, and the Caribbean. (ii) Leadership Grants ranging from $10 thousand to $100 thousand are available in North America and other […]

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