The Global Water Initiative (GWI) was an action-research and advocacy programme that ran from 2008-17. The project is now closed. This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close. After that date, information about the project and core GWI technical publications will continue to be available from the IIED website and Publications Library.
GWI recommends regular monitoring of water points and latrines to ensure that all parts are maintained properly and that any potential problems are identified early on. We produced this guide to assist village and local government officials to regularly monitor facilities themselves. We make the link between monitoring and financing, as it is of course vital that enough funds are generated for ongoing maintenance of water points and latrines.