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Water Resources

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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U.S. Agency for International Development — Water and Sanitation in Madagascar

USAID will fund a 5-year program in Madagascar (the “RANO WASH program”) to expand the country’s supply of potable water and improve sanitation in approximately 250 rural communes. The program will work with the Government of Madagascar, NGOs and private enterprises, academic and research institutions, and others to achieve sustainable water management for households and […]

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U.S. Agency for International Development — Water Innovation Technologies in Jordan

USAID aims to assist Jordan with water-saving technologies and practices.  The measures include interventions for safe water collection and storage; improved public awareness about water conservation; incentives for financing water infrastructure; and others.  The 5-year program will focus in communities most impacted by immigration, and it will also support water-conserving technologies in agriculture. Eligibility for […]

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