RWC has a knowledge in running formative and informative research on the WASH topic related, the research informs RWC decision making and informs recommendation for development strategy of program design and strengthening the current program implementation. The recent studies on (Roof harvesting: Community perception of traditional rainwater harvesting), the outcome of research informed RWC to continued develop its program with product testing on underground rainwater tank pilot project that could supply rainwater for domestic use. In addition, the development of community led approach has been developed and sought for support to implement in rural Cambodia
RWC has provided various qualitative and quantitative researches on WASH related topic. In 2017, the Water Supply Program Study on “Key actors opinion of successful water supply implementation in school and community in rural Cambodia” was conducted with support from World Food Program (WFP).
RWC has capability to do WASH prototyping, designing, construction and provide technical assistant to various partners in development. RWC has an office located within Phnom Penh, our own warehouse and skilled technicians that can construct WASH facilities such as rainwater harvesting systems, easy latrine and hand washing stations. The main WASH facilities developed and promoted by RWC presents as following:
RWC actively promotes sanitation and hygiene behaviour change and practices for various targeted groups as community, school children and patients at rural health clinic in Cambodia. RWC has implemented sanitation and hygiene promotion in more than 200 villages across Cambodia through funding support from Global Sanitation Fund, People in Need and parnters in developments. The key messages of focused for improvement of sanitation and hygiene practice are (i)- drinking clean water, (ii)- using latrine and (iii)- hand washing at critical time.
RWC has adopted the main approached developed by WASH sector and MRD present as following:
- Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS),
- Behavior Change Communication (BCC)
- School/Community WASH (SC-WASH)
- Sanitation marketing (SM)
Providing access to clean drinking water is a main aim of rainwater harvesting formalization in rural Cambodia. RWC promotes risk-managed rainwater harvestings system capture the large rainfall in Cambodia and store enough water to last through the dry season. The risk management approach prevents contamination during storage ensures that the water stays safe to drink. RWC has provided RWH systems for households, schools and health centres and since 2004, over 2800 household systems and over 290 institutional systems have been installed throughout Cambodia.
Besides the rainwater promotion, RWC promotes domestic use from ground water with upgradable system as extract water through solar pumping system and store in header tank. With gravity flow, household tap connection, householders pay the tariff.
Kea has a strong educational background in agriculture, business administration and development study including in Cambodia and Switzerland. Kea has knowledge on the development context in lower and middle income countries and their efforts and context in achieving the sustainable development goals. With almost 15 years of experience in related fields, Kea has a strong background in organizational management, qualitative research and strategic development, project design and integrated rural development programs including agriculture and livelihood community organizing, water and sanitation engineering, behaviour change and supply chain development.