WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

Knorr-Bremse Global Care supports projects in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene. Drinking water, hygiene training and proper sanitation protect communities against diseases, increase life expectancy and create the basic conditions for better life, education and development prospects.

Our Contribution to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 6 involves providing access for all to a sufficiently clean supply of clean drinking water and to appropriate sanitation. The focus is on sustainable and efficient water management and on strengthening community responsibility for it.

Knorr-Bremse Global Care’s goal is to reduce mortality and morbidity rates, caused by water-related diseases. Especially in times of a pandemic, hygiene measures and hand-washing facilities are more important than ever. As such, we are committed to SDG 6.1 and SDG 6.2. While the first sub-target aims to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030, the second focuses on achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all. Ending open defecation whilst paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations is an important aspect of this. In accordance with SDG 6.b, Knorr-Bremse Global Care emphasizes on support and strengthening the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management. In doing so and in line with SDG 6.b, we place great emphasis on supporting and strengthening the participation of local communities in improving water management and sanitation.

Since 2013, Knorr-Bremse Global Care has been focusing on WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) projects, particularly in Asia and Africa. After all, water is an issue that cuts across multiple development goals: Better drinking water, sanitation and hygiene reduce infant mortality, improve maternal health and strengthen equality.

Current Projects


All projects

Here you can find an overview of all our projects.

Our two further funding areas


Project applications

We allocate our funds according to defined processes. Here you will find all information and documents on our project applications .

Further information about our work in the regions

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