Our Members

WSSCC members are committed to achieving universal access to safe and affordable drinking water, adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and ending open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.

Below you can learn more, update your membership information, or sign up to be a member.

What are some of the benefits of becoming a WSSCC member?

  • Access the exclusive online Members’ Community, where you will soon be able to search and connect with others at the local, national and global levels
  • Increase the visibility of your work by sharing stories with a large group of like-minded individuals and sector professionals
  • Participate in active discussions on prominent issues using discussion boards on the Members’ Community
  • Share innovative approaches and best practices in sanitation and hygiene programming that will help others as well as knowledge through participation in online advocacy campaigns



  • Build your own capacity through access to WSSCC thematic groups and the Community of Practice (CoP) administered by the WSSCC
  • Influence WSSCC’s agenda and governance by nominating and standing for election in WSSCC’s Steering Committee
  • Receive updates on key achievements and information that is relevant to you such as sector information, knowledge, alerts, news and reports
  • Empower yourself or your organization by collaborating with one of our 16 National Coordinators or other members who can serve as strong allies

“We bring together the sanitation community to accelerate efforts to transform sanitation in the world’s poorest regions. We provide a platform for our thousands of members around the world to share their knowledge and experience, and work to ensure that sanitation programs everywhere are informed by the best possible information.”

Who are WSSCC members?

The membership base reflects the diverse groups of individuals working to make water, sanitation and hygiene global priorities. As such, it is comprised of individuals who may be working in, or representing, civil society, local and national governments, academia, the development sector, and UN agencies among others.

Both individuals and organizations can become members. WSSCC welcomes people in the same organization to join, so that the benefits of membership may be extended. Where there is a significant collective interest within your organization in supporting WSSCC’s work, we encourage you to contact us to discuss partnership opportunities.

How can you join?

Membership is free and registration is quick and easy — click here to register online.

Once your registration form has been approved by the Secretariat, you will receive an e-mail confirmation and an invitation to access the SharePoint Members’ Community.

To finalize the registration process and get the most out of your membership, it is important that you access and complete your member profile using the invitation received. To log-in to the platform, you can use an existing Microsoft Office account (personal or work) or take a couple of minutes to create one using your preferred e-mail (Yahoo, Gmail etc.) as the user name. This is a one-time step that once completed, will allow you to sign-in to the Members’ Community platform any time by clicking the member login button on the WSSCC website.

What are your responsibilities as a member?

Although WSSCC membership is not limited to a specific duration, we request an annual membership update. Please take note of the two membership types below:

  1. If you are an activist or practitioner who is directly involved in the WASH sector, please maintain your profile to reflect up to date details on your WASH-related work
  2. If you agree with our mission and want to stay informed but are not directly involved in WSSCC’s work or the WASH sector, please review and periodically update your profile

Thank you for your interest in joining the WSSCC. If you have any concerns related to membership, you can reach us at members@wsscc.org

Already a member?

Please click here to sign in to the Members’ Community where you can access your profile, update your details and search for other members! Please note that as part of the transition to this new platform, all existing members will be receiving an initial invitation to the Community which should be clicked on and accepted. By accepting this invitation, you will be added to the Community and your login details will be validated.  

WSSCC is a unique organization, both among other international collaborative bodies and in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. Our member ethos contributes to that uniqueness, as diverse and actively-engaged members are instrumental in voicing the concerns of those in need and in both directing and delivering our work.

Member news and resources


Gain practical information about how to get the most out of your WSSCC membership in this FAQ where we answer your top questions.


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We are pleased to announce Dr. Preeti Aggarwal as the winner of the February 2016 members’ photo contest!


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To our valued WSSCC members, partners and staff, Since 1990, when it was created through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has worked to support Member States in achieving safe sanitation, hygiene and drinking water for everyone in the world, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalized. […]