Water & Sanitation

Ensuring sustainable, pro-poor service provision through research, policy development, engineering and monitoring in rural and urban environments.

We are a dynamic, growing team within IMC, with roots in engineering, working at the forefront of the WASH sector helping to improve the lives of low-income communities around the world.

We work to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 6 to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

We work in urban and rural development and are active in the post-humanitarian sector, supporting communities to establish sustainable access to services. With access to a wide range of in-house expertise and trusted consultants, we tailor our services to the needs of the client and community.

We work across the project cycle from advising on policy to delivery of infrastructure and monitoring and assessment of impact.

We are leaders in using innovation to deliver effective step change by creating enabling environments for new and innovative approaches to leapfrog service provision.

Thematic Focus

  • Water Supply: management of water supply infrastructure projects, from preparation to construction, verification of functionality and water conservation initiatives.
  • Urban Sanitation: solid and liquid waste management, enterprise and private sector development, regulations, governance and financing.
  • Service Provision and Utilities: technical assessments, policy development and capacity building for water and sanitation institutional systems and services.
  • Resilience and Post-Humanitarian Recovery: advising and supporting adoption of resilient services to reduce impact of disasters and conflict.


  • Research, policy and advisory services.
  • Engineering and design management.
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Step change through innovation.