Water Sanitation Health

International Small Community Water Supply Network

About the Network

The International Small Community Water Supply Network was formed to promote the achievement of substantive and sustainable improvements to the safety of small community water supplies around the world, particularly in rural areas, as a contribution to the Millennium Development Goal drinking-water target.

The Network members collaborate on their shared objectives of:

  • building an evidence base to support decision making and the development of guidance and tools;
  • advocating and collaborating with stakeholders to mainstream small community water supplies into policy environment and obtain commitments from senior decision makers to improve the management of small community water supplies; and
  • developing and facilitating access to guidance and tools to assist stakeholders at all levels in improving the management of small community water supplies for which they are responsible.


Membership in the Network is open to all that agree with the Network's purpose and objective and who are willing to commit themselves to working towards achieving the objectives of the Network. To participate on this Network, including obtaining access to the Network's virtual forum, and for all other enquiries, please email scwsn@who.int.

Early in 2010, the Network’s Steering Committee took stock of achievements of date, redefined its vision of where it wants to be by 2015 and developed a strategic direction for 2010 through to 2015 to help advance progress towards the MDG drinking-water target. This document will be available shortly.

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