The IAPMO Group created the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH), a charitable foundation whose mission is to improve on the human condition by nurturing the basic right to safe access to clean water and sanitation.

According to the 2016 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services such as toilets or latrines, and water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. IWSH will seek to align IAPMO’s existing projects throughout the world with those of government, industry and the communities where IAPMO works to ensure water systems are safe and sustainable.

The foundation’s Board of Trustees consists of five former members of IAPMO’s Board of Directors. Chairman Tom Gugino, Treasurer Bud Riestenberg. Alfred Ortega,Dan Daniels and Bill Erickson also are on the IWSH’s board.