Adaptive Community Water Initiative (CWI)
Delivering water and sanitation to poor communities
Community Water Initiative (CWI) supports decentralized, demand-driven, innovative, low-cost, community-based water resource management and water supply and sanitation projects in rural areas. It is rooted in the strong belief that local management and community initiatives play a key role in ensuring and sustaining the success of enhancing water supply and sanitation services to poor communities.
In response to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the Community Water Initiative (CWI) was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2003 to improve communities’ access to clean water and sanitation services, as well as contribute to women’s welfare, children’s education, and fight against waterborne diseases. Water supply and sanitation is one of the most critical areas in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.