The Water Center uses a community-led research approach, working alongside communities bringing their knowledge and expertise to the solutions addressing their water challenges, sharing power and responsibility, and encouraging them to take the lead in determining priorities, questions to be asked, and the approach to answering those questions.  We share resources, education, training, and applied knowledge to support community goals.


Our work facilitating connections and conversations among stakeholders, developing capacity among stakeholders to create and implement their own solutions, analyzing information needed for critical decision making, and providing clear, actionable communications has resulted in best practices that can be replicated for use in other communities and adapted for use by broader water sector audiences.