About Cowater International

We believe in locally-driven change. This has been the force behind our work and the inspiration we harness when designing and implementing every project. Combined with multidisciplinary expertise, private sector execution and a continuous drive for innovative development solutions, we are intent on solving the most complex challenges facing communities in different parts of the world.


Our story started on a canoe trip in Algonquin Park, Canada, more than 36 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading global development consulting company. Headquartered in Ottawa and with corporate hubs in Brussels, London (UK), Montreal and Nairobi, Cowater International has successfully delivered a portfolio of over 2500 projects and assignments in more than 95 countries. We work with governments, private sector actors and communities to implement projects that support socio-economic development, institutional strengthening, environmental improvements and advance equal opportunities for all.

We support trade and better economic opportunities for women in the Middle East and bring water supply infrastructure to remote communities in the conflict-affected Sahel. We collaborate with smallholder farmers in Indonesia to make their products comply with international standards so they can access global supply chains, and partner with governments in Latin America to modernize public institutions and enhance economic competitiveness.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards as well by bringing world-class technical expertise to all projects on top of flawless project management. We embrace challenges such as working in unstable environments or forging partnerships where none existed before because we believe in building a better tomorrow.Visit website »

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