Developing countries are confronted with a difficult natural, social and economic environment, in which supplying the population with drinking water is a daily struggle. In this context, a sustainable water authority requires a social approach and institutional adjustments with regards to the role played by the State, local authorities and the private sector. On the other hand, developing sanitation (latrines, cesspools, waste management), together with end user training and accountability, is an essential complement to meet the water needs that the projects must systematically take into account.
- Entrust missions, or be advised, by experts who have a perfect knowledge of techniques, territories and their customs.
- Establish, define and size infrastructure geared to the needs and to the human and geographic environment.
- Develop management methods for sustainable drinking water supply systems which are adapted to communal and/or community management.
- Build collective basic sanitation equipment and implement appropriate management methods.
- Promote the development of private sanitation within residential housing.
- Search for, evaluate, exploit and enhance water resources.
- Design and implement sanitation works, means to mobilize, supply, treat and distribute water.
- Provide social, economic and technical support engineering: creation and training of local management / exploitation structures and contractual arrangements between players.
- Institutional support and counsel for the national policy building with regards to drinking water supply and sanitation, as well as pertaining to their implementation (technical assistance with local authorities, project owners and local service structures for the administrations in charge of the sector).