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Water Resources

Eable Foundation — Grassroots Water Supply and Environment in East Africa

The Eable Foundation aims to build partnerships with community groups and NGOs in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Focus areas include “Water for Life” to fund boreholes, rainwater tanks, water pipes and pumps, water purification, integrated water and sanitation blocks, and other approaches to improve community water and sanitation. The foundation also supports tree planting, and […]

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Rabobank Employees Fund — Community Projects in Education and Water Supply

The Rabo Foundation Employeesfund is a part of the Rabobank Group, a provider of financial services that operates on cooperative principles in over 40 countries. The Employeesfund supports small-scale sustainable projects in education and water supply. For water projects, the areas of interest include improved water supplies and facilities for drinking water; agricultural irrigation; information […]

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Coca-Cola Foundation — Water Projects for Communities

The Coca-Cola Foundation’s priority areas for grant making are women, well-being, and water.  In the subject area of water, the Foundation makes grants for access to clean water and sanitation; watershed management in water-stressed areas; multiple-use systems for water; and education and awareness in water conservation. Grants are to tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organizations. Grant seekers […]

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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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