What we do

ROCKBlue Consultancy

ROCKBlue Consultancy is focused on solving the developing world’s biggest water and sanitation problems and we are uniquely positioned to do just that.

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Tackling the global water crisis

Durable solutions to advance the future of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), today.

Our global roster of 140 industry specialists has the reach, experience, know-how, scale, resourcefulness and capabilities to be an effective partner... wherever and however our clients need it.

ROCKBlue is committed to helping you achieve your water and sanitation objectives with a broad range of solutions and service capabilities that can be applied to everything from utility operations to engineering and construction projects.


ROCKBlue has a roster of 140 world-class water and sanitation specialists committed to tackling the world's most pressing WASH problems.


Our core roster of technical, management and financial specialists have delivered solutions to more that 350 utilities in developing countries worldwide.


ROCKBlue's Online Lecture Series (OLS) of webinars — our in-house knowledge center — provides access to a network of WASH professionals in 50 countries.


ROCKBlue's nonprofit work has helped our water utility partners bring safely managed clean water and basic sanitation to more than 23 million people.

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Rising to the challenges facing a changing world

Water is our planet's most abundant yet precious resource. But in our ever-shifting global landscape, the water and sanitation industry has never faced as many challenges, especially in the developing world.

By 2030, the total number of people living in cities and towns will increase by 1 billion, and developing countries will be home to 80 percent of the world's urban population. A massive amount of water is needed to meet this fast-growing demand. At the same time, utility operating margins are tighter than ever and the need for flexibility is more critical than ever.

These changes make it imperative to balance the challenge of increasing operational efficiency and reducing costs, while providing affordable, reliable and safely managed clean water and basic sanitation services.

ROCKBlue's roster of expert specialists deliver effective water and sanitation solutions, helping clients to provide better service with greater efficiency and improved reliability, all at a lower cost.

We are equipped to assist you with everything from core operations management, maintenance and financial planning to best-in-class upgrades, retrofits and new engineering and construction projects.

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Partners, collaborators and affiliations

Oppenheimer Family Foundation
xylem watermark
VEi Dutch Water Operators
Vitol Foundation
Osprey Foundation
Brown and Caldwell
Operation water
American Water Works
US Aid
Lilongwe Water Board
Lusaka Water and Sewerage

Our services

ROCKBlue Consultancy's global water and sanitation team is made up of leading industry experts who rely on valuable lessons learned through hands-on local experience in developing countries and utilize our cross-organizational resources to help you solve your most difficult challenges. Our core competencies include:
  • Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
  • Water Resources Support
  • Facility Startup Services
  • Regulatory Reforms
  • Non-Revenue Water
  • Demand Management
  • Capacity Building
  • Human Resources
  • Business & Master Planning
  • Governance
  • Organization Management
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Public Outreach & Coordination
  • Non-Sewered Sanitation Systems
  • PPP & Restructuring
  • Water Treatment
  • Water Storage & Pumping
  • Water Reuse System Planning
  • Inflow & Infiltration E
  • Wastewater Collection
  • Wastewater Treatment and Disposal
  • Environmental Studies
  • Site Assessments
  • Sustainability Planning
  • Hydraulic Studies & Modeling
  • Capacity & Efficiency Evaluations
  • Rate Studies
  • Metering
  • Billing & Collection
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Payroll Services
  • Finance Sourcing & Fundraising
  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Project Feasibility Studies
  • Construction Project Management
  • Construction Phase Services
  • Construction Monitoring

Select Success Story Briefs

ROCKBlue's roster of WASH specialists bring the same quality results achieved in our nonprofit wing to the consultancy.

ROCKBlue Provides Durable Operations Solutions

The challenge

Although the Kingdom of Lesotho, a small, mountainous country completely surrounded by South Africa, is a water-rich enclave, little of its freshwater supply reaches those with the most severe need. Making matters worse, the government-owned Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) has faced challenges, including aging infrastructure creating supply issues, payment delinquencies creating cash flow problems, alack of agility in adopting new technology and capacity gaps in its management and operational personnel.

The solution

Since forming a partnership in 2016, ROCKBlue helped the water utility to overhaul its operations by adopting a holistic approach.

The outcomes

ROCKBlue partnered with the utility management for strategic planning and capacity building. This helped the utility in:

Their development of proposals for funding infrastructure projects.

Installation of bulk water meters at three critical distribution reservoirs to help combat non-revenue water (water lost to leakage or theft).

The creation of district metering areas for quick water balance estimates

Increasing production capacity through additional boreholes.

Collecting 5% of its outstanding debt with 100% billing, while continuing service to its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who we are

Meet the Leadership Team

Meet the passionate leadership and experts that embody ROCKBlue's spirit of generosity, drive and innovation to deliver tangible results and lasting change for people and communities in developing countries.
Meet our team
Wayne White
Thami Mpala
Tonderai Muvodzi
Lucy Musapatika
Satish Menon
Peter Macy

Meet our experts

Our world-renowned roster of specialists have experience working in urban water and sanitation with hundreds of utilities and municipalities throughout the developing world.
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