IRC is an international think-and-do-tank building strong WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) systems.
International symposium | 19 -21 October
Uniting systems thinking with technical expertise and public policy to accelerate the vision of universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene.
A collaborative online learning platform.
The UN's target to make access to safe water and sanitation available for everyone, for good by 2030 is 'Sustainable Development Goal 6'. We need to convince district, country and global decision makers of what it'll take to achieve SDG 6.
Making our Alliance with Water For People concrete and launching our visionary Destination 2030 Strategy.
Read it here
We know what it will take to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6. It will take people changing the way they think and work. And it will take WASH systems that transform lives.
There is no other way, and there is no other time. We need to act now.
Read our Global Strategy Framework
Where WASH theory meets practice.
Our focus countries
All Systems Go Africa
Join IRC at World Water Week 2022
Self-registration for the WASH Systems Academy
Connecting people and ideas, systems and solutions to achieve a better world.
A collaborative online platform developed to assist WASH sector professionals in applying a WASH systems strengthening approach.
Now more than ever, we need to remind the world of the value of ensuring strong WASH systems that transform lives and pull together to make them happen.
We rely on complex systems, but we are "systems blind"
If we get the basics right first, a healthy, educated and flourishing society will always follow.
A handpump is to a safe water system what a propeller is to an airline: essential but not enough
Let's talk sanitation systems not just toilets.
We want every person in the world to enjoy their human right to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, now and forever.
countries that IRC works in
active programmes and projects
offices around the world
staff in country offices and the Netherlands