The Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) aims to improve governance in WASH sector by strengthening the role of civil society in decision-making. It considers both environmental and developmental aspects as crucial for the realization of the right to water and sanitation for present and future generations. FANSA was established in 2008 based on the felt need of the civil societies to ensure that their local experiences and voices are represented at the policy-making discussion and fora. The South Asian network is a member of Freshwater Action Network (FAN), a global consortium of civil society networks engaged in implementing and influencing water and sanitation policy and practice. MARI is the host/ Regional Secretariat to FANSA network. This networking project aims to empower civil society organizations to engage effectively and influence water governance towards the realization of the right to water and sanitation for present and future generations.

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End Water Poverty (EWP) is a global civil society coalition campaigning to end the water and sanitation crisis. Established in 2007, they have now grown to over 350 members in more than 50 countries around the world, working in all regions across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America. Its members are civil society organisations ranging in size and scale, from large international non-governmental organisations, such as WaterAid and regional networks, such as the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), to national networks, as well as small grassroots and community-based organisations.EWP are united by a common goal to end the water and sanitation crisis for all. They are dedicated to demanding and delivering effective global advocacy which results in universal access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). They believe that access to water and sanitation cannot be achieved without considering all aspects of the water cycle, including: the effective and integrated management of water resources at the basin level, including equitable access for all water uses (industry, agriculture and domestic use), waste water management, and water scarcity and resilience to water-related disasters. While EWP to these important issues.

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