We believe water is the way. To break the cycle of poverty. To protect and save lives. To make a bright future possible for all.
Easy access to safe drinking water can protect and save lives, just because it’s always available. Easy access to safe drinking water has the power to turn time spent into time saved, when it’s close and not hours away. It can turn problems into potential: unlocking education, economic prosperity, and improved health.
Every human being deserves to define their own future, and water makes that possible. We’ve transformed more than eight thousand lives in rural Ghana with access to safe drinking water by constructing about thirty mechanized bore-holes. Our objective is to provide 10,000 mechanized bore-holes in rural Africa by 2040 and together we can achieve this.
Water for Rural Africa (WRA) is a development organization, a non-governmental, not-for-profit and nonsectarian, non-partisan organization working for social development of vulnerable and less developed communities. WRA was founded in 2016 based on passion and experience by Dr Donald Cog Senanu Agumenu as a human – centered NGO.
who we are
We are a development organization established to support and champion the realization of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation. It’s a non – governmental, not-for-profit, non-partisan organization working for the Social Development of the vulnerable and less developed communities in rural Africa. WRA is a Human – centered NGO, an implementing organization which designs and implements various developmental projects in the water and sanitation sector with the financial and technical support of international donor agencies and the government.
Find below our Short, Medium and Long term Goals
In the short term, WRA will partner with Governmental Agencies, Departments, International
Institutions, Research Institutions and other major Stakeholders responsible for implementing
Water and Sanitation Policies to provide strategic support in the following domain:
– Policy formulation and advisory
– Education and awareness creation
– Campaign for the conservation and preservation of the ecosystem and water bodies.
– Organizing symposium and forum for policy direction and education on climate change
and its impact on the global water table and the ecology.
WRA will effectively collaborate and support with research institutions to publish research
findings with the needed technical support and expertise. Provide one thousand boreholes to rural
and deprived communities in Africa within two years. WRA will also act as an advocate for the
protection of water – related ecosystems such as wetlands and rivers by engaging institutions and
stakeholders. Water and Sanitation Policy Forums will be organized quarterly to develop Water
Policies towards the attainment of the SDGs Goal 6. This will involve governments and key
WRA will work closely with both internal and external Research teams to design cutting edge
technologies for waste water treatment to be provided for some identified communities in Africa,
including Rain Water harvesting for irrigational purposes. WRA will also engage stakeholders
against the indiscriminate disposal of solid and liquid waste into water bodies. A practice that is
common in rural Africa. Three thousand more boreholes will also be provided in the medium
In the long term, WRA will ensure that ten million more rural Africans has access to Clean, Safe
drinking Water and Sanitation by 2030.
what we do
WRA has the following as its core programs or thematic focus which helps the Organization in strategically achieving its mission.
The Organization’s research team will be involve in the following: Treatment processes for water and wastewaters, Water quality monitoring and assessment, based on chemical, physical and biological methods. Studies on inland, tidal or coastal waters and urban waters, including surface and ground waters, and point and non-point sources of pollution. The limnology of lakes, impoundments and rivers. Solid and hazardous waste management, including source characterization and the effects and control of leachates and gaseous emissions. Environmental restoration, including soil and groundwater remediation. Analysis of the interfaces between sediments and water, and water/atmosphere interactions etc.
Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of people around the world, an alarming figure that is projected to increase with the rise of global temperatures as a result of climate change. Although 2.1 billion people have gained access to improved water sanitation since 1990, dwindling supplies of safe drinking water is a major problem impacting every continent.
In 2011, 41 countries experienced water stress – 10 of which are close to depleting their supply of renewable freshwater and must now rely on alternative sources. Increasing drought and desertification is already worsening these trends. By 2050, it is projected that at least one in four people will be affected by recurring water shortages. (Source: UNDP, SDG Goal 6))
Ensuring universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 requires investment in adequate infrastructure, provision of sanitation facilities, and the encouragement of hygiene at every level. Protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems such as forests, mountains, wetlands and rivers is essential if we are to mitigate water scarcity. Water for Rural Africa will pursue more international cooperation needed to encourage water efficiency and support treatment technologies in Africa. WRA will also serve as a monitoring agency for the implementation of National Water Policy of countries on the African continent.
Water Advocacy and Security
WRA will work with local partners and communities to improve access to water and sanitation and promote good hygiene. We will campaign and engage decision-makers to bring about a continent where everyone, everywhere has these essentials by 2040. Around the world, 663 million people face a daily struggle to access enough good quality water. Having no choice but to drink dirty water, and lacking enough for washing, cooking, cleaning and food production, they get sick and their education and livelihoods suffer.
Two things are critical for water security: good quality, well managed water resources and effective water supply services. Water resources cannot be easily accessed without pumps, pipes, taps, tanks and skilled people to manage them as part of a service. Similarly, water supply services alone are of little use without water resources. If either is unavailable or unreliable, people will not be water secure.
All of the fresh water resources we depend on come from the natural environment. Rain flows in rivers and is stored in lakes, the soil or vast underground layers of rock called aquifers. The quantity and quality of available water can vary over time because of changes in the natural environment or through the influence of human activity. Natural disasters also have an impact on the quantity and quality of available water as well as the continuity of services. (Source: WaterAid)
The WRA Advisory Council is a strategic advisory body for Water for Rural Africa , responsible for strategic planning and good governance policies for smooth and successful implementation of projects and programs.
A group established to provide policy directions for specific projects,stakeholders engagements and strategic advisory services.
Professor Okechukwu Festus Ukwuoma.
KSM, FNSChE, FIIA, MNSE.
Project management Expert , Prof of Project Management Technology and Chemical Engineering- Nigeria
HRH Eze Dr. Ambassador Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu
Eze Ohazurumee Eze I – Eze Igbo, Ghana
Torgbi Hodzi Dunyo IV
Traditional Leader and Philanthropist- Ghana
Mr. Emmaunel F. Gaze
Director of Technical Service, Community Water, and Sanitation Agency.