AquaFed, the International Federation of Private Water Operators, is an international advocacy group, founded in 2005, with headquarters in Paris that aims at connecting "international organisations with private sector providers of water and sanitation services". Aquafed maintains a "liaison office" in Brussels.
As of April 2016 the Federation represents more than 400 companies in 40 countries worldwide.
AquaFed´s Mission is to
- contribute to creating a better world by sharing private operators´ expertise with international organisations, public authorities and with the civil society
- be the channel between private water and wastewater service providers and international stakeholders
- promote the option of private sector participation in water and wastewater management as a solution that public authorities can choose
AquaFed is a member of the World Water Council, a Partner of UN-Water" and a founding member of the Water Integrity Network, amongst others.