Welcome! You have reached the communications portal for the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage. On this website you will find a brief overview of the Network, our newsletter and other recent communications, and event updates. If you are looking for the main portal of the HWTS Network, please click here.

Since 2003, with over 150 participating organisations

The International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS Network) is a World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund initiative bringing together over 150 key stakeholders worldwide to promote and scale up the adoption of practices and technologies that improve the quality of household drinking water for vulnerable populations. The informal network format emphasizes flexibility, participation and creativity to support coordinated action.

Participants include UN agencies, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, international professional associations and the private sector. Participation is open to all interested parties that agree with the Network mission and guiding principles and who are willing to commit themselves to working toward achieving the objectives of the Network.

The Water Institute at UNC leads communications activities for the Network and is the delegated point of contact for prospective and existing participants. If your organization is interested in getting involved, please contact us.

Email: hwtsnetwork@unc.edu