Water Supply and Sanitation (Basic Infrastructure):


access to affordable, reliable and sustainable services, as a basis for economic and social development.



a) rehabilitating rural and urban infrastructure

b) supporting decentralized community management

c) establishing efficient and effective utility management

d) promoting legal reforms and policy dialogue in water supply and sanitation.

Ongoing projects in Uzbekistan

Syrdarya Water Supply Project and National Water Resources Management Project

Caroline Penn/Panos

Equitable access to water for all is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Hundreds of millions of people are deprived of water, not because it is a rare commodity but because of poverty, social inequality and a lack of political resolve. The SDC places the use of water for people and their food security at the centre of its work.

The SDC's worldwide engagement

Solar panels for hot water in Poland

This facilitates sustainable access to and use of infrastructure and resources such as raw materials, water and energy, particularly in urban areas.

The SECO’s worldwide engagement