WASH for all Communities through an Integrated Approach.
Manila Water Foundation
Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Manila Water Foundation implements programs on water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) through a holistic and participatory approach. MWF, through its program teams ensure that the WASH interventions that it delivers with its valued partners considers the current context of the beneficiary to provide a tailor-fit WASH intervention. MWF’s WASH interventions may be from a broad range of infrastructure, advocacy campaign for health habits and education projects to ensure stakeholder impact.
In implementing its programs, MWF engages local government units and government institutions to fulfill shared objectives. This is an important step to maximize efforts and resources as well as ensure that the interventions are targeted and sustained. MWF consults with community and institutional experts and follows the Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation cycle to ensure that the WASH projects are truly responsive and relevant.
Manila Water Foundation has three program houses. The Integrated WASH program of Manila Water Foundation delivers the full phases of water access and wastewater services in waterless and toilet less households and brings WASH programs to the community level and public spaces. The WASH Interventions program of Manila Water Foundation is a water access and sanitation infrastructure development program. Manila Water Foundation’s new program house, Environment, lends focus to the protection, conservation of natural resources and care for its surrounding communities.
Through thorough technical and social assessments, we can deeply understand the WASH needs of priority communities, allowing us to provide strategic support that can hasten the fulfillment of desired objectives. MWF also employs a screening methodology to determine the readiness and openness of the community to the needed WASH interventions, such as evaluation of tappable water resource, available sanitation services and the practice of proper hygiene habits. The community profiling also involves looking into the health status of the community and in doing so, the WASH intervention can be integrated with local healthcare programs, thereby utilizing available mechanisms that can hasten the fulfillment of the desired WASH objectives.
By tapping on the expertise of various talents from the Manila Water Enterprise, MWF can provide employees with opportunities to take part in community work, at the same time harness technical knowledge that can be most useful to enable and equip community champions towards value-adding WASH activities.
As MWF now expands its network and visibility to a wider audience, it aims to attract like-minded organizations that can assemble towards a unified effort and activate shared equity. MWF encourages participation from the respective local government or institution, by resonating established polices and integrating government programs with the SDG 6 targets. This encourages local executives to champion the WASH interventions and summon the community towards a common goal.
Manila Water Foundation, as the social development arm of the Manila Water Company and its subsidiaries in the Philippines, forms synergies with a wide range of partners from both the private and public sectors. In 2022 alone, MWF was in collaboration with thirty-three (33) Philippine national government agencies including the Philippine Department of Education, Philippine Department of Health, corporations, multinational organizations and corporate foundations.
Annual Report 2018 - https://manilawaterfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-05/MWF_2018%…
Annual Report 2019 - https://manilawaterfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2020-06/AR%202019…
Annual Report 2020 - https://manilawaterfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2021-09/MWF_2020%…
YouTube, Business Matters feature, hygiene facilities: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3RrzGl9Imw
YouTube, WYS Sitio Sapang Munti, water access: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MDV3dgeQELY
YouTube, Sitio Monicayo, sanitation: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UnZ6GCBH9ms
SDGS & Targets
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
Change in water-use efficiency over time
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
Degree of integrated water resources management
Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management
SDG 14 targets covered
Deliverables & Timeline
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- Asia and Pacific
Manila Water Foundation, being a SEC-registered corporate foundation may implement its WASH programs in any region in the Philippines. Aside from institutions and communities in the National Capital Region, MWF also serves communities beyond its service areas in Luzon, Visayas and in the Mindanao regions.