At IWC we consider the social, environmental and economic impacts of water-related decisions by integrating community, scientific, engineering, economic, legal, health and political perspectives.
We focus on the themes of Integrated water management, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Healthy river basins and Sustainable urban communities to develop Leadership and best practice in water management.
Water, sanitation and hygiene - WASH
There is a global crisis in sanitation and water: almost two-fifths of the world’s population (2.5 billion people) do not have access to improved sanitation; and roughly one in eight people (768 million people) do not have access to safe water.
By conducting applied research, producing publications and hosting forums, IWC aims to increase the capacity of practitioners to help achieve and go beyond the Millennium Development Goals and reduce morbidity and mortality from WASH related diseases.
IWC is an active member of a growing community of practice in WASH in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.