Helping Vulnerable Communities


Fair Water Futures

Fair Water Futures (Uhakika wa Maji in Swahili), is our pioneering social accountability programme, activating water law in East and Southern Africa. With funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation we are tackling the desperate water challenges faced by the urban poor in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro. Read More →

Accountability for Water

A new European-African partnership for action and research on social accountability for water. The programme aims to contribute to enduring and widespread water security for all by strengthening citizen voice, accountability and advocacy . Read More →

Maji SASA!

The climate and water risks facing small-and medium scale water users and smallholder farmers and their communities pose significant challenges to global supply chains. Through Maji SASA! we are working to better understand and address these risks to support business, community well-being, local livelihoods, and sustainable economic growth. Read More →


Driving Water Stewardship


AWS Africa

Water stewardship has emerged as a private sector response to the water risks of our globalised economy. We are founding members of the Alliance for Water Stewardship and lead its implementation across Africa. We strive for a water secure Africa, driven by responsible water stewards who play a leading role in economic growth, poverty reduction and sustainable environmental management. Read More →

Fair Water Footprints

We work with partners to investigate the impacts of European consumption and market supply chains on water security in developing countries. Read More →

Water Stewardship Malawi

Water Stewardship Malawi responds to demand from major water users, government and citizens in Malawi for improved water security and resource governance. Read More →

Improving Governance & Aid


Strategic advice

Utilising our expertise as water resource managers and our hands-on knowledge of water politics and practice globally, we provide training, advice and knowledge brokering services to governments, companies, international NGOs, and donor agencies. Read More →

Advocacy and Communications

We apply the findings of our fieldwork and investigations to advocate for more equitable and effective water governance. We use evidence to challenge assumptions, misrepresentation and false claims, to improve the understanding and capability to act of policy makers, practitioners and the public. Read More →

Research and Analysis

We undertake primary research and systematic reviews, building a strong evidence base for effective policy and action, and strengthening donor and government accountability and transparency. Read More →