International Projects



Replumbing Lilavois Hospital after earthquake
Members of the IWSH network previously supported humanitarian and recovery efforts in Port-au-Prince, epicentre of the devastating 2010 earthquake.
A 10-person team set up a base of operations in the nearby village of Lilavois, where a structurally sound home had been donated but lacked potable water and electricity. The group also worked to bring a Lilavois medical clinic back online with safe potable water and electrical systems. [Read more]


Community Plumbing Challenge
The pilot project in India addressed upgrades and improvements to existing water and sanitation facilities at the Maha Nagar Palika School No. 125 in Nashik, Maharashtra. Student Teams travelled from across the world, to work together with the school community to implement these new solutions at the school over the course of one intensive week of design and construction.
The project has created a model for further student collaborations with community hosts, overseen by plumbing industry partners. [Read more]


Community Plumbing Challenge
The 2017 International Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC2017) completed its Construction Week activities on 15 November, delivering a sustainable upgrade of water supply, wastewater, and hand-washing facilities at Sekolah Dasar Negeri (SDN; ‘Public Elementary School’) Cicau 02 in Cicau Village, Cikarang, Bekasi (West Java), Indonesia. In addition to the plumbing improvements being delivered at the school, CPC2017 also provided free medical treatment and counseling on the importance of hygiene for public health during the weeklong event.
From 31 July to 3 August 2017 a Design Week predicated the project by completed a surveying and design process over four days in full consultation with school management and with further input from teachers and schoolchildren.  [Read more]


Health Habitat - Sanitation Studio
To reduce infectious disease by improving toilet privacy, increasing school attendance (particularly for young girls) and provide facilities for dental health. A local school (in the Melamchi district) of 300 children and staff will have enhanced water, supply, toilets, hand washing facilities, teeth cleaning, and waste treatment facilities that were destroyed by the recent Earthquake. [Read more]


Community Plumbing Challenge
The international Community Plumbing Challenge aims to contribute to improvements in public health in regions where communities are still threatened by a lack of basic sanitation and safe drinking water systems.
Sanitation Enhancement and Toilet Installs to reduce cholera and dysentery in the Diepsloot area through the continuation of toilet upgrades, water supply points, and drainage areas. Tied in with the Community Plumbing Challenge and Partners to highlight the important work of plumbers and local teams in improving basic living conditions and health. [Read more]


Community Plumbing Challenge
This Community Plumbing Challenge program will join forces with DigDeep (a human rights non-profit working to ensure that every American has clean, running water forever) and provide technical support to its nationally recognized Navajo Water Project. This collaboration will be hosted at St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School in Thoreau, a town in northwestern New Mexico.
The program will incorporate the support and involvement of local and international partners, drawing specific focus to education, training and professional development in relevant skilled trades careers. Team members will rally together with local residents and leaders to solve issues and collaborate successfully across a variety of project sites and technical skillsets. [Read more]