About Water and Sanitation
Every day, CRS water projects around the world provide millions of people with access to clean water and improved sanitation. We support water, sanitation and hygiene services in more than 30 countries, focusing on services for the poorest and most remote communities. Many of our clean water projects are focused on sub-Saharan Africa.
CRS supports WASH programs in coordination with the three CRS strategic priority areas of health, agriculture and emergencies. Our work improves health and well-being, supports emergency preparedness and response efforts, and contributes to the sustainability of water and natural resources.
Water is life
Azure is empowering communities to manage and strengthen water systems. "Water is life. It's fundamental for social and economic development and human dignity." – Paul Hicks, CRS El Salvador
WASH for EmergenciesAccess to clean water and sanitation is vital in an emergency. Learn about our work in WASH for Emergencies ›
Water and AgricultureWater and agriculture activities are becoming more and more interdependent. Learn about our work in Water and Agriculture ›
Water and ConflictWater-related violence is common in many parts of the world. Learn about our work in Water and Conflict ›
Water and EnvironmentCRS knows the importance of the environment on adequate water supply. Learn about our work in Water and Environment ›
WASH for Health and Well-BeingClean water means better health, especially for children. Learn about our work in WASH for Health and Well-Being ›
Research & Publications
What to Consider When Establishing a Strong Private and Public Partnership in Water Access and Management
Learning brief - Madagascar
Check out how we partnered with the private sector to improve access to water and sanitation services in Madagascar. More
Pocket Guide 3: Managing Water Resources
This pocket guide is written for field agents working in agricultural extension. The concepts, information and practices in these guides are meant to support their work with farm families in helping them to reduce their risks from changes in the weather. More
Participation by All
The Keys to Sustainability of a CRS Food Security Project in Niger
CRS undertook a sustainability evaluation in 2015 to assess the outcomes of its Programme de Securite Alimentaire et Nutritionelle (PROSAN) project, which ran from 2006-2012 in Niger. This report outlines the methodology and findings of the assessment on agricultural production and agro-enterprise, improving household health and More
A Review of Shelter/WASH Delivery Methods in Post-disaster Recovery Interventions
Pintakasi (the Waray Waray word for “community action”) is an in‑depth study to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of the modalities chosen by CRS for delivering shelter and WASH assistance in its Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program. This study aims to contribute valuable lessons learned and More
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