Community Education & Participation
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. - Jacques Cousteau
Community Education & Participation are core to the successful development and sustainability of community owned safe water delivery.
The Uru East Water Project is founded in partnership with key community members, village and district officials, local experts & supply vendors, and the goodwill of Uru people.
Local partners are better positioned to understand and navigate social, political, and economic issues impacting projects. Drilling a well or engineering a spring source is the easy part. It is the cooperation of local partners, and a strong sense of ownership developed through community participation, that will sustain not only the water system but also life itself.
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. –Ban Ki-Moon