International Water and Sanitation Caucus

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The International Water and Sanitation Caucus provides focused oversight and advocacy around water and sanitation issues, which are central to U.S. and global health, economic productivity, ecosystem functions, and national security. Currently, 785 million people lack access to clean drinking water and 2 billion do not have access to proper sanitation. Future projections are even more sobering, with 2.9 billion people in 48 countries facing water shortages in the next decade.

A fact sheet on the importance of WASH can be found here.


Caucus Co-Chairs

  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) 
  • Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL)
  • Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)
  • Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)


Policy Priorities

  • Ensure that WASH is a key component of the global COVID-19 response and recovery.
  • Support legislative and administrative initiatives that include or impact measurable WASH goals.
  • Improve aid effectiveness of WASH and overall foreign assistance programs.


Upcoming Caucus Events 


Previous Caucus Events 


Press Releases and Letters


For information on how to join the International Water and Sanitation Caucus, please contact