About Us: International Water and Communities
The International Water and Communities Initiative addresses the lack of safe drinking water and sanitation in developing countries, as well as the failure of local governments to be transparent to and actively engage affected communities and residents.
Fundamental needs for safe water, sanitation, and hygiene are not being met because of underinvestment, poor investment decisions, inappropriate technologies, ineffective systems of operation and maintenance, and the failure to involve local residents in the decision making process. Climate variability further compromises current and future water security in communities that already lack safe water.
The Pacific Institute’s International Water and Communities Initiative addresses these needs by developing tools and trainings, and by working on the ground in developing countries.
- Climate Change Resilience in Developing Countries
- Community Choices Tool for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
- Mobile Phone Solutions for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
- Multiple-Use Water Services
Selected Past Projects