Women In Water And Sanitation

Strengthening the role of women in Water and Sanitation Management in Kenya.

Know Who We Are


Women in Water and Sanitation Network was launched on 23rd February 2016 with the objective of reinforcing the role of women in management of water and sanitation in Kenya. The Association is registered under the Societies Act and recognized by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation.

Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population. They are often more affected than boys and men by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises. Their contributions and leadership are central to finding a solution. Without supporting women, the world will not be able to achieve sustainable development goals. Water and Sanitation are at the very core of the achievement of sustainable development. SDG 6 not only has a strong linkage to other SDGs, but it also underpins them.




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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join WIWAS?
Fill the online form available Here. Feedback on your application and next steps will be sent to you on email.
How long does it take to process membership application?
5 days upon submitting of application; including processing of membership certificate. Processing of membership certificate upon renewal takes 5 days.
What are the benefits of joining WIWAS?
  • Peer to Peer Networking & Access: Enjoy the fellowship of your peers! WIWAS membership shall develop and strengthen your peer connections to help you advance your career and give back to your profession by meeting people who are new to the field.
  • Professional Development: Enjoy access to career-advancing educational opportunities such as tailor-made training for WIWAS members, Meetings, WIWAS Bi -Annual Conference and E-Learning, all affording you access to convenient and quality opportunities to learn, network, and participate on your schedule! 
  • Membership Directory & Online Community Forum: There are plans to have a membership directory and online community platform in the WIWAS website. You shall be able to log in, update your profile, and locate peers in your profession with whom you can solve problems, discuss ideas, and capitalize on opportunities!
  • Volunteering & involvement opportunities in sub-committees & events: WIWAS constitution once adopted shall give life to subcommittees that shall assist the ExCO run the business of the association.
  • Thought leadership & mentorship opportunities
What are the different membership categories, requirements and fees for each?

WIWAS has two categories of membership: corporate membership and individual membership. Individual memberships are classified as: Full members, Associate and student members.





Corporate membership is drawn from Water Service Providers (WSPs), Ministries, Departments & Agencies (MDAs), International and local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), County Governments, Professional Bodies, Development partners, and Private sector.

Registration – 20, 000/-
Annual Fee –20, 000/-


Individuals in WASH sector – working in WSPs, MDAs in WASH, Partners (Development partners and Other Associations in WASH).

Registration – 2,000/-
Annual Fee – 3,000/-


Individuals interested in WASH Sector but work in related fields

Registration – 2,000/-
Annual Fee – 3,000/


Students who are enrolled in academic institutions in various fields of water and sanitation and related studies may apply to be members.

Registration – 500/-
Annual Fee – 1,000/-

What is the duration of my membership?
Our calendar year runs from 1st January- 31st December during which time subscription is active. Renewals can be made at the beginning of the year through cheque, M-Pesa Paybill or Bank transfer (payment details details are provided in the invoice)


Sicily Kariuki CS - Water, Irrigation and Sanitation

Access to water is a recognized as a fundamental right incorporated in the international covenant on economic, social and cultural rights. It contributes to gender equality and women empowerment as provided in Sustainable Development Goal 5, and to Kenya constitution article 43 (1) on health, housing, sanitation, free from hunger.

Samson Shivaji CEO KEWASNET

There is a gender gap in water management leadership at all levels. Women are rarely involved in decisions relating to water policies and strategies. To narrow the gender gap in leadership at all levels of water sector and ensure water security for all, there is need to involve more women in leadership especially at policy level.

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    WIWAS Association was established with the objective of reinforcing the role of women in management of water and sanitation in Kenya.