An Initiative of German Non-Governmental Organisations on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

The German Network for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) was founded by German non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) on June 20th 2011. The members of the WASH Network are German non-profit organisations which focus on development cooperation or humanitarian emergency relief and rehabilitation and are actively engaged in the WASH sector.



The member organisations of the WASH Network share the Vision that everyone in the world has access to sustainable and safe water and sanitation and independently practices all the elementary principles of hygiene.
  • The network strengthens the entire German WASH sector in humanitarian emergency- and rehabilitation aid as well as in development cooperation.
  • Together with its local partners the network makes a coherent, effective and sustainable contribution to implementing the human right to water and basic sanitary services.
  • In addition, the network contributes to the topic’s perception as an essential global challenge by civil society, politics, the economy, the scientific community and the public.

German WASH Network – Position Paper


Become a member…

Interested non-governmental organisations involved in development cooperation or humanitarian emergency relief and rehabilitation, that are actively engaged in the working field of water, sanitation and hygiene are warmly invited to join the WASH Network.All other institutions engaged in the WASH sector (associations, educational institutions, governmental organizations) are warmly welcome as guests.

The WASH Network is currently reachable via the German Toilet Organization. If you are interested or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:


Phone: +49 (0)30 41 93 43 45