Access to safe water, adequate sanitation facilities, and a clean environment along with practising key hygiene behaviours are pre-conditions for health and economic development. The goal of NCA’s Global WASH programme, Healthy communities have access equitable and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services, builds on NCA’s 2011-2015 WASH programme, yet with a stronger emphasis on community participation, as community and individual ownership are essential to behaviour change and sustainable results. The WASH programme is NCA’s largest and implemented in twelve countries on three continents, most often in fragile contexts. 2016 was the second year of the NRK Telethon Programme, which will deliver “Water for One Million People” in ten countries over five years, the results of which are also highlighted below. NCA is a trusted, global WASH actor, owing to 37 years of building on experiences and best practices within its WASH programmes, both in long-term development and humanitarian settings.