Our Research

There are plenty of reasons why 1 in 10 people in the world have no safe water and 1 in 3 have no toilet. But it would be difficult to understand what the causes of this crisis are without organisations, like FRANK Water, that work at community level and carry out their own research.

Research with NGO Partners

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As part of our work with NGO Partners, we support all partners to undertake research into different areas of WASH. This research informs our work, shares our learning and helps shape our future projects. Research projects include a study into behaviour change and health improvements.  


FRANK Water was chosen by Arup Engineering as a Strategic Partner for 2016-2019. With Arup, we’re working to develop a methodology to assess and mitigate the environmental impact of WASH projects and contributing to ARUP’s existing research into urban resilience across the world. 

Research at Home 

Over the last 10 years, FRANK Water’s R&D has been mainly UK-based. We’ve supported two PhD students to complete their thesis and we’ve managed and benefited from a fruitful and ongoing relationship with Engineers without Borders who produce new research all the time.