2.4 billion
people lack access to basic sanitation services such as toilets or latrines. Water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population, and is expected to rise.

UN Sustainable Development Goals 2016

IWSH serves as a conduit for the international Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) community with specific focus on the role of the Plumbing Industry in leading community collaborations and educational exchange. The vision of IWSH is to promote access to improved water and sanitation services in underdeveloped or water stressed parts of the world by building the capacity of these industry sectors.

IWSH builds partnerships that take the next step in the development of standardized systems that can be replicated globally, accompanied by training that builds communities. Our work today includes initiatives in the following countries:
·  Indonesia
·  India
·  South Africa
·  Nepal
·  USA

The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation.



Community Plumbing Challenge
An International Team comprising young Plumbers, Plumbing Engineers and Architects from Indonesia, Australia and the USA have successfully completed the first ever Community Plumbing Challenge Design Week, marking the beginning of the Community Plumbing Challenge 2017 program (CPC2017) in Cikarang, Bekasi (West Java), Indonesia.
From 31 July to 3 August 2017, the group were welcomed to Sekolah Dasar Negeri (SDN; ‘Public Elementary School’) Cicau 02 in Cicau Village, Cikarang, where they 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]



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
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]



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]



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]