Environment and Public Health Organisation

Envisioning to “Creating Eco-Societies” and touching the lives of millions with its services, Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) was established on 4 November, 1990. Since then, it has been taking initiatives and action in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), environment and public health. Research, innovations and promotion of the WASH technologies and approaches have been a core priority of ENPHO.


ENPHO, a service oriented, scientific, national non-governmental organization is constantly striving towards sustainable community development, demonstrating and disseminating eco-friendly technologies (eg. Rain Water Harvesting, EcoSan Toilets, DEWATS) and water treatment options (eg. Chlorine solution, ODIS filters). ENPHO promotes integrated community based approaches for safe water, sustainable sanitation, solid waste management, hygienic behaviour, improving indoor air, and environmental and air quality monitoring for creating healthy and environment friendly societies.


ENPHO is governed by a General Assembly comprising of 107 members that elects an Executive Board once every three years. The Executive Director leads the 275 staff members of which 42% are female.



Creating Eco-Societies


To develop, demonstrate and disseminate (3-D) appropriate technologies to enable societies become healthy and environment friendly.

Strategic objectives

  • Improve household and community access to safe drinking water.
  • Promote integrated water optimization technologies.
  • Promote environment and sustainable sanitation systems.
  • Enhance knowledge on hygiene behavior and sanitation practices.
  • Improve WASH practices in disaster management.