CBM Australia works with partners, including aid donors, NGOs, government agencies and disability organisations, providing advice on how to ensure that water, sanitation and hygiene programs are accessible to people with disability.


Briefing note on key actions needed to promote inclusive WASH throughout the project cycle, developed by CBM as a guide for World Vision WASH programs in Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

Guidance note on the foundations of disability inclusive WASH to guide organisations to plan and budget for inclusion in the design of WASH programs.

Based on learnings of CBM and World Vision in Sri Lanka, these are guidelines for affordable and locally appropriate strategies for supporting hygiene for people with high support needs. Similar guidance for modifying toilets and water supplies.

Flipcharts developed with CBM advice by WaterAid on how the elderly and people with disability can access water and sanitation in Timor-Leste.

Guidance on conducting baseline assessments about inclusive WASH, drawing from CBM’s experience supporting baseline surveys within WaterAid’s and World Vision’s WASH projects.

Accessibility audit templates for public latrines, developed by CBM and World Vision for use in Sri Lanka.

Other resources recommended by CBM

Case Studies, Research and Learning

Case Study: How DPOs and Civil Society Organisations have promoted disability-inclusive WASH.

Case Study: The Gender and Social Inclusion model – Zimbabwe

Case Study: Partnering with DPOs in Sri Lanka

A review by CBM of World Vision’s inclusive WASH project in Zimbabwe.

An analysis by CBM and WaterAid on disability, gender and access to WASH in Papua New Guinea.

Access to WASH for people with disabilities in Sri Lanka. This research summary by CBM and World Vision highlights the challenges.


A training package on disability inclusive WASH, developed for  trainers in Timor-Leste.

A disability inclusion training toolkit and workbook developed by CBM and World Vision for local government staff to use when training local community volunteers in Zimbabwe.

A woman seated in a wheelchair wearing a black top and orange head covering is pouring water into a bowl.
Image: People with disability in rural Zimbabwe can now access water.