ALL 4 Water! Our Viva con Agua commitment for 2030
Viva con Agua
Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Viva con Agua is an open network of activists and organizations. Since 2005 we have pursued the vision WATER FOR ALL - ALL FOR WATER. Water is Life. Water is a human right. We have started our mission in Hamburg-Sankt Pauli. We have grown into a network of about a dozen organizations worldwide, with about one hundred employees and thousands of voluntary activists, artists, musicians and professional sports people. For 18 years we have supported WASH projects in different global regions by co-funding as well as self-implementation together with partners.
1. We want to make the human rights to water and sanitation and the principle of the Sustainable Development Goals "Leave no one behind" the principle of development cooperation. What we must all do is to put those furthest behind first. Therefore, Viva con Agua will, besides the WASH supply for households, strongly focus on WASH in Schools, WASH in Health Care Facilities and WASH in public spaces especially in rural areas and at the same time focus on marginalized groups in urban areas, like homeless people and residents of informal settlements.
2. We work to reduce the transmission of water-related diseases through sustainable behaviour change. Therefore, Viva con Agua will strongly focus on using the Universal Languages for Behaviour Change (UL4BC) like music, sport, art and gaming to inspire, activate, connect and transform the lives of people in the countries where we work, to ensure a sustained progress in hygiene behaviour in a joyful and playful way. The UL4BC also provide civil society actors a platform to raise their voices, to advocate for the human right to water.
3. We aim to activate and engage local WASH talents and actors as well as Impact Investors to develop a thriving Social Enterprise pipeline for WASH solutions, leading to scaling innovations with a strong impact related to SDG 6 and beyond. Therefore, Viva con Agua will raise its efforts for Social WASH enterprises and their locally driven and adapted solutions. We will support incubation and acceleration programs and carry out innovative impact investments into WASH enterprises with an added value for climate change mitigation and adaptation, health, gender equality and other SDG’s.
4. We will expand our support for the delivery of WASH services that last. Therefore, we will focus on channeling efforts and resources towards understanding where the gaps and weaknesses are in the broader WASH system and take collective action to make the whole system stronger. We will support initiatives and projects that aim to strengthen the WASH systems, i.e. all actors (people and institutions) and factors (infrastructure, finances, policies, and environmental conditions) that affect the sustainability of WASH services especially under the conditions of climate change.
Members, Voluntary Activists, Donors, Funders & Investors from all sectors, Local communities & partner NGO's and implementing partners, national, regional & local authorities, Social Media Followers & Influencers... All 4 Water!
SDGS & Targets
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
Change in water-use efficiency over time
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
Degree of integrated water resources management
Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management
SDG 14 targets covered
Deliverables & Timeline
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Communities & people, mostly in rural regions or informal settlements in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, India and Nepal