WASH and Waste Management

Lack of adequate infrastructures is a structural cause of poverty and underdevelopment in the global South. ENV advises on how to develop innovative water, waste and infrastructure management strategies for clients to reach full potential with their projects.

Building shallow wells and sand dams to provide access to clean water in Eastern Kenya.

Our expertise

ENV’s team of experts offer interdisciplinary consulting services based on global expertise in the following focus areas:


Water resource management


“We help organizations integrate the sustainability of water use into their plans and build climate resilience”

Today, most countries are placing unprecedented pressure on water resources. Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Scarcity of water resources along with hydrological uncertainty and extreme weather events are some of the biggest threats to global prosperity and stability. We help organizations integrate the sustainability of water use into their plans and build climate resilience.


Water-energy-food nexus


“Our experts assist organizations with achieving optimal water, food and energy balance through a systemic vision for their strategies and actions”

Demand for water, food and energy is increasing driven by multiple factors including global population growth and mobility, swift urbanization, shifting food consumption patterns, economic developments and climate change. As demand grows, there is increasing competition for resources between industries: the agriculture and foods industries are the world’s largest consumers of freshwater and energy. We assist organizations with achieving optimal water, food and energy balance through a systemic vision for their strategies and actions.


Water and sanitation


“ENV supports organizations with designing, managing and evaluating actions for the sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems and sanitation facilities”

On planet Earth there is enough freshwater for all but it not accessible by all because of poor infrastructures and mismanagement.  As a result, millions of people die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. We support organizations with designing, managing and evaluating actions for the sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems and sanitation facilities.


Wastewater treatment and reuse


“ENV’s expertise encompasses assisting clients with thinking SMART when it comes to the water usage cycle”

Human activity produces wastewater that is discharged into the environment treated and untreated having an impact on ecosystems. As a result, half of the world’s freshwater reserves are polluted, especially so in developing countries where most wastewater is discharged into the environment without treatment. ENV’s expertise encompasses assisting organizations with thinking SMART when it comes to the water usage cycle.


Solid waste management


“Our experts help organizations oversee solid waste management plans and find ways to change solid waste into valuable resources”

Improper disposal solid waste can lead to pollution of the environment and to outbreaks of vector-borne disease. Proper solid waste management is an integral part of environmental conservation that should be observed by municipalities as well as individuals and companies globally. Our experts help organizations oversee solid waste management plans and find ways to change solid waste into valuable resources.


Food waste


“We help our clients envision strategies and actions that foster food security and prevent food loss or waste”

The Sustainable Development Goals call for halving per capita global food waste at retail and consumer levels by 2030, as well as reducing food losses along the production and supply chains. While 50% of food waste is estimated to happen at home, waste along the food production and supply chain is a huge market inefficiency that contributes to the moral wrong. We help organizations envision strategies and actions that foster food security and prevent food loss or waste.


Contact our WASH & Waste Management department for any questions or enquiries.
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