In many Pacific island countries, including the Solomon Islands, the ongoing management of water systems in rural communities is the responsibility of community members. This is, in large part, because of the inability of government or the private sector to provide water supply services to the many small and remote communities that make-up the bulk of the population.
A key outcome of community water management is to make sure that community members are able to enjoy a good water supply and have the support they need for good sanitation and hygiene practices. This resource identifies ways that key actors, such as civil society organisations and governments, can better support communities to manage their water systems.
The research for this report was led by International Water Centre, working with field teams from Live & Learn Solomon Islands and Solomon Islands National University. Research partners included Solomon Islands National University and Griffith University, with funding support from Plan International and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade though the Water for Women Fund.