Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

The Value of Relationship: Trust – Part 5 of 5

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018by Peter

Part 5: Trust This is all a learning process, but we are not hiding our challenges. Sweeping any failure under the rug simply doesn’t make sense. That cuts out the legs of the shared table where we all sit. The goal is never installation. It is always reliability. Failure is only ever an interim step […]


The Value of Relationship – The Table: Part 4 of 5

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018by Peter

Part 4: The Table At The Water Project, we like to imagine that achieving access to safe, reliable water is like a family meeting. Everyone involved has a seat at a large round table — an equal position for all around the meal. At the table sits The Water Project, our local teams, members of the community where […]


The Value of Relationship: Accountability – Part 3 of 5

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018by Peter

Part 3: Fostering Accountability Traditionally, accountability and even corrective action for development projects come from the top. This can lead to the wrong solutions or an intervention based on faulty, imported assumptions. We see it all the time in the graveyards of good meaning, in failed water projects within our program areas. Each nonfunctional project […]