Connecting Global Industry to Improve Water and Sanitation for Communities in Need

The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWSH) charitable foundation harnesses the skills and expertise of water industry professionals, organizations and manufacturers to support critical water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives worldwide. We do this by tapping into over 100 years of industry experience to develop local infrastructure, improve governance, and create conditions for better public health and economic outcomes.  [Learn More]


Navajo Mountain Community Plumbing Challenge

The next CPC will take place in the Navajo Mountain region on the Arizona-Utah border June 3-7.

The new project, in collaboration with DigDeep, will bring together a unique team of volunteer tradespeople from all over the United States to deliver running water and safe wastewater disposal for a series of family homes situated in the remote and isolated Piute Mesa area of Navajo Mountain.


Navajo Nation Community Plumbing Challenge

The Navajo Nation CPC provided ten households in the Baca-Prewitt area of the reservation with access to water and improved sanitation. A multi-disciplined team of skilled tradespeople executed plumbing and construction projects to improve living conditions in households nominated by DigDeep. Inside homes, a range of bathroom and kitchen renovations were carried out, including the installation of new basins, taps, toilets, water tanks, water pumps, and hot- and cold-water pipework. Meanwhile, efforts outdoors addressed the installation of, and connection to, new wastewater systems.  [Read More]

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Improving WASH in an Indonesian School

IWSH’s Community Plumbing Challenge in Action
This past year, IWSH brought together an international team of architects, designers, plumbers, and engineers to work alongside local Indonesia vocational students and educators. The focus of their work was to build toilet and handwashing facilities for a school of more than 300 students.  [Read More]

Read Final Report

Watch Construction Week Video

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Community-Led Sanitation in South Africa

The Community Plumbing Challenge is about bringing the international industry together to create sustainable, local solutions. In the peri-urban area of Diepsloot near Johannesburg, South Africa, participants repaired and installed communal toilet facilities.  [Read More]

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New Toilets, Handwashing, and Waste Disposal Facilities for Nepal School

At Shree Thangpal Dhap Secondary School in Nepal, a new toilet, handwashing, and waste disposal facility was constructed on behalf of the school’s 300-plus students. Utilizing an earthquake-reinforced plan from architectural design students from the University of Newcastle (Australia), locally available building materials, and an international plumbing team, IWSH constructed eight toilet and handwashing facilities. [Read More]

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Essay Scholarship Contest: IWSH builds interest in the next generation of professionals by creating opportunities for students and educators to engage on water, sanitation and hygiene topics by hosting essay contests on these topics. Click for more information on this year's topic and how to submit an essay.

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Click here to watch a video of our recent project in the Navajo Nation, USA

Click here to watch a short recap video of our project in Diepsloot, South Africa

Click here to watch a recap of the CPC project at School 125 in Nashik, India