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.

Learn more about WSSCC membership and how to get involved below.

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


the online Members’ Community, where you can search and connect with others at local, national and global levels


the visibility of your work by sharing stories with a large group of like-minded individuals and sector professionals


knowledge, ideas and best practices in sanitation and hygiene programming that will help and inspire others


your capacity through special access to WSSCC thematic groups and the Community of Practice (CoP) administered by the WSSCC


information that is relevant to you including sector highlights, the latest publications and more through our quarterly newsletter delivered directly to your inbox


yourself by nominating and standing for election in our Steering Committee and collaborating with National Coordinators and other members

 “As a WSSCC member, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about what other countries are doing well and struggling with. This is encouraging for all of us, especially in the developing countries to understand how we are progressing alongside others. This platform has created networks for me in the WASH sector that I would not have otherwise had.”

– WSSCC member Maria Mutagamba

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, we encourage you to log-in to the Members’ Community and complete your member profile using the invitation received with your welcome pack. 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 located at the top of any page on our 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, review and contribute to the discussion boards and search for other members! Please note that as part of the transition to this new platform, all existing members were sent an invitation to the Members’ 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.  If you would like us to re-send you an invitation, please get in touch with us.

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

WSSCC National Coordinator in Benin Félix Adégnika is leading a campaign to include the human rights to water and sanitation in the national constitution

The WASH sector, Africa and Uganda have lost a passionate, highly respected and influential member of society

WSSCC member Neha Basnet recently took part in WSSCC’s Menstrual Hygiene Management training in Nepal.  She shares her insights and recommendations

Neha Basnet, membre du WSSCC, a récemment participé à une formation du WSSCC sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle au Népal.

WSSCC member Hari Devkota

A WSSCC member works at community level by mobilizing local volunteers and families to end open defecation in southern Nepal.

Submitted by our member Daniel Karanja, this story reveals how one woman took matters into her own hands to ensure that CLTS reached her home.

WSSCC, in partnership with Global Citizen and the World Bank, celebrates World Water Day with a panel session dedicated to sanitation.

Le membre du WSSCC Daniel Iroegbu, fait un travail inspirant au Nigeria pour briser le silence sur les menstruations