WHAT WE DO
Empower Utilities to Change Lives
Creating Cities — and a World — Where People Thrive
The actions we collectively take during this decade will define humankind's path over the next century. Water is the lifeblood of our planet, and ROCKBlue is urgently taking on the threat of the global water crisis, helping maximize the effectiveness of utilities and their benefits to urban communities in developing countries.
Lack of Access to Clean Water and Sanitation
Waterborne illnesses like pneumonia stemming from poor water quality and inadequate sanitation account for nearly 80 percent of all infectious diseases in the developing world. They cause the deaths of more people globally than all forms of violence, including war. Moreover, they are the leading cause of child mortality in Africa, also contributing to long-term developmental problems in children who survive their battles with sickness.
Making matters worse, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services have become increasingly important since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. And with the effects of the virus placing enormous pressure on already strained water service providers across the developing world, human health and overall well-being are at even greater risk.
A lack of access to clean water and sanitation threatens public health, increases poverty, stifles education and impedes economic development.
How We Tackle the Global Water Crisis
Informed by decades of local, on-the-ground experience in developing countries, our roster of WASH specialists maximize our ability to affect change through proven real-world solutions, utility management and technical expertise, sustainable financing and collaborative partnerships. Built on the belief that solutions to cities greatest water challenges start from within, we establish trust and cultivate relationships with local partners guided by deep connections to their communities, culture and systems.
Learn More About Our Approach
ROCKBlue's roster of water and sanitation specialists and on-the-ground representatives based in each of the countries where we work, collaborate with our local utility partners to have a strong impact on their operations — and, ultimately, their communities.
Over 5 million lives impacted
since forming our first
utility partnership in 2016
Helped reduce senior
management turnover in
every partner utility we work with
Supported growth in our
local partners' operational
and technical capabilities
Played a key role
in helping our partners
source critical financing
Successfully guided our partners
through the COVID-19 pandemic,
helping most to expand service
Committed to providing
durable, long-term support
to ensure sustainability
Want to see how we’re helping our utility partners in the developing world? Explore our case studies.