CRS works closely with a range of organizations including sister Church agencies nongovernmental organizations, host governments, international agencies, local alliances, and others, sister Church agencies, Caritas and the Catholic Health Commission, on water and sanitation projects—drilling wells, installing pumps, laying pipe, building latrines, and conducting training and outreach, among many others. This collaboration helps ensure high quality programming marked by a deep understanding of the cultural, social, and political environment and results in reaching the most vulnerable in a sustainable way. Working in this way helps build and sustain healthy Church organizations and local nonprofits, while also improving access to adequate water.
For some of the tools and capacity strengthening materials used in increasing Water and Sanitation technical capacity, see below.
PDF ManualsThis do-it-yourself guide co-published by the Global Water Initiative provides step-by-step instruction on building simple pit latrines. It was designed for use at the individual household level to...
Guidelines for the Development of Small-Scale Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Projects in East AfricaThis document provides general technical guidelines for the planning and implementation of small-scale water supply and sanitation activities in rural East Africa, which includes both projects funded...
PDF GuidelinesThis document explains basic groundwater and well drilling concepts, and shows how they can be employed to strengthen and expand water development programs. To learn more about this resource and...