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The resource water must be affordable for EVERYONE. Only if water is globally healthy, available, inexpensive and safe, the world can develop sustainably, economically and socially.


Water is a value and not a currency.


Since 2011, the Water Is Right Foundation standing up for the human right to water and sanitation, especially for people in disaster areas and developing regions of our world. Together with strong and sustainable partners from business, culture, science and politics, we implement reference projects worldwide. Water Is Right calls on states and international operating companies to expand further water infrastructure systems and follow the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 64/292 of 28 July 2010, which provides for the right of access to clean water for all people. 

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WIR implemented water projects for millions


Projects in regions without access to drinking water


Countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America


Earth to save

Tanzania, Africa

If I can do drinking water projects for millions of people with very little resources I generate by donating the fund from every tenth concert I play, then I think that the right people, brought together in Water is Right could provide maybe 100 million people with clean drinking water. I am convinced that together we can achieve great things by combining our technology and technical know-how, our global commitment and corporate social responsibility.


Rolf Stahlhofen, Founder

Mombasa, Kenya




Report 2011 - 2021

Slums of


Nairobi, Kenya

Imagine practicing "Social Distancing" in a city with 500,000 inhabitants crammed into an area of only 7.25 km2. With 68,941 people per km2, the Mathare slum in Kenya's capital Nairobi is more than six times as densely populated as the city of New York.

Republic of Haiti

WIR had its first outreach in 2012 in the mountain village of Kenscoff in Haiti, where the foundation visited the St. Helene orphanage of the children's charity Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos. 800 children attend the school of the orphanage and 400 of them live there.

Bauchi State
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Bauchi State, Nigeria

WIR supports the right to sanitation in the Nigerian state of Bauchi (7.3m population
 in close cooperation with the state government. 
One of the major challenges facing the state government is open defecation, which poses a major health risk to water sources. 

St. Francis d'Assise school

Republic of Haiti

More than 680,000 people are infected
 with cholera in Haiti. After the foundation had already successfully carried out a drinking water project together with nph germany, we decided to take action at the vocational school St. Francois d'Assise.

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Majeleko Village


The village lies deep in the hinterland
of central Tanzania. It has an extremely little infrastructure and electricity connections are costly. In particular, the inadequate water supply and impure water from remote rivers presents the villagers with serious health problems.

Water for Bombolulu

Bombolulu, Kenya

Besides poverty, the biggest problem of Bombolulu - a district of Mombasa, the capital of Kenya -  is the lack of access to clean and affordable drinking water. Especially when the water level drops during the drought, the situation becomes much more acute. 

More Informations about further projects will be updated soon.



Together for water and sanitation as a human right

@UN-Habitat/Kirsten Milhahn

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