About Us Our Approach Our Approach We believe everyone, everywhere, should have access to clean water as a basic right. We want to see a world where everyone has clean water and adequate sanitation, and the increased health and prosperity this brings. Our approach is to support marginalised people across the world through community-led development, rather than aid; and to focus on sustainability and quality, ensuring a project's transformative impact is felt for decades to come. We work with communities and local partners to implement water, sanitation and hygiene ('WASH') solutions that best suit a community's specific needs, and which take into account local water availability, geography, infrastructure, economic conditions and culture. Community Our approach is rooted in community-led development, rather than aid, as local ownership is vital to the sustainability of our projects. We work together with local partners and communities from initial proposal through to a project's completion. Each project establishes community-based structures for the maintenance and management of a solution. This approach maintains the dignity of the local community, and ensures their investment, increasing a project's longevity and securing its success. Sustainability Our projects and solutions are sustainable and designed and developed to last, for maximum benefit to the communities they serve. Our approach ensures community-ownership, which is key to a project's sustainability. We believe in transforming lives for the long-term, and we aim to monitor our projects for a minimum of 7 years after completion. Quality Our approach focuses on the quality of our projects and solutions, to ensure their transformative impact lasts for the long-term. Many of our country project officers have over 40 years engineering experience in an international context, and our UK team has significant relevant professional experience. Impact We ensure that all of our projects make a lasting, positive impact to the lives of the poorest communities around the world, transforming lives. We aim to monitor our projects for a minimum of 7 years after completion to ensure this. We can clearly demonstrate our impact, and report back to each project's funding partner to demonstrate the difference their support has made.