Everyone has the rights to water, access to clean water and adequate latrine Explore our WASH program Water is a strategic natural resource for Rwanda, underpinning the country’s socioeconomic development and ecosystems sustenance. The beautiful green hills and moist valleys that produce food all year round and attract international tourists are sustained by water. Rwanda’s water is also a strategic tool for Rwanda’s geo-political cooperation and security. All of Rwanda’s waters are shared, due to its upstream location in the Nile and Congo River Basins. Even if Rwanda has a lot of water and that this last is shared in its different regions, there still a big number of Rwanda’s population without access to water, hygiene and sanitation. And thus, Rwanda is striving to rebuild its economy and has shown a strong commitment to improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene. This political will is crucial but there is still much to do. Over 20% of the population has no access to a safe water supply and this has a huge impact on health and infant mortality in the country.