Pacific Community Water Management Plus (PaCWaM+) Project Resources

This International WaterCentre led research project explored how CSOs and governments can better enable rural community water management in the Pacific to improve SDG6 outcomes, using community water management plus practices.

Phase I Research focus: Progressing inclusive, resilient and sustainable SDG6 and WASH outcomes in the rural Pacific: approaches to enable effective community-based water management

Phase II Research focus: Supporting decentralised rural water supply in Pacific islands: Formal and informal networks to support Pacific rural Water Committee engagement with water resources management for climate resilient WASH outcomes (PacWaM+ 2)

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Research Findings

PaCWaM+ Resources to support Community Water Management

Solomon Islands Resources

Solomon Islands

Strong Water Committees – Strong WASH Communities – implementation guide for Solomon Islands

Video: Strong Water Committees – Strong WASH Communities (English subtitles)

Water is everyone’s business – Solomon Islands – implementation guide

Poster: Water is Everyone’s Business (English)

Video: Women and Community Water Management (English subtitles)

Video: Youth and Community Water Management (English, subtitles)

Video: Meri na wota (Women and water) – Tik Tok version of the Women and Community Water Management

Community-based Water Security Improvement Planning – Implementation Guides: Vol1Vol2Vol3

CWSIP2 – Community-based Water Security Planning (CWSIP) Planning II: for climate change & future risks

*note: the video resources for Solomon islands here are with English subtitles, spoken in local pijin. If you would like to use these videos without English subtitles, or want a downloadable copy lease contact

Read our PACWAM+ Project Blog Posts

“Wai Tamata” (Water for Peace): World Water Day in Vanuatu

Pacific Islands Regional Knowledge and Learning Exchange: Suva, Fiji, 6 – 10 November 2023

Tok Stori Engagement in Rural Solomon Islands (Western Province)

Did you know? IWC research prioritises producing practical and usable tools

Pacific Community Water Management plus (PACWAM+) – August Fiji Stakeholder Workshops

IWC research partnership enters “action” phase in Solomon Islands

Community members receive research findings reports

Fostering sustainable and inclusive WASH marketing systems with informal settlements of the Pacific


Research project overview

This project was a multidisciplinary and participatory action research to examine the possibility of WASH marketing systems as an approach to achieve WASH outcomes for Melanesian communities of the Pacific, in particular informal urban or peri-urban communities. We developed a WASH Marketing Exchange systems Framework, which describes the nature of WASH exchanges that should be leveraged in informal settlements, and the requirements of the enabling environment to foster and support these WASH exchanges.

Project category:

Applied Research

Key areas of work:

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH


Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Project date:

January 2017

Project location:

Western Pacific


This project delivered a number of outputs targeted to civil society organisations, communities, national and provincial governments, water and sanitation private sector actors, and other development partners (such as donors). These are designed to share the best approaches to fostering demand-led marketing strategies for achieving WASH outcomes for Melanesian communities of the Pacific. Outputs include:

WASH and climate change adaptation in the Pacific (PACCWASH Project)

This project integrated climate change impacts and current practices to develop a framework to enable communities and water managers to navigate from understanding impacts to evaluating adaptation options for water supply and sanitation.

Read more about the project here.


  • Griffith University
  • Monash University
  • Water Institute at the University of North Carolina
  • University of Alabama
  • University of the South Pacific