A new report has just been published by the EPA entitled 'Learning from Group Water Schemes: Community Infrastructures for Sustainable Development.' The report is the culmination of an 18-month research project funded by the EPA and led by Dr. Patrick Bresnihan of the Department of Geography Maynooth. The project examined the history and development of community-managed water infrastructures in Ireland, known as Group Water Schemes (GWSs). The report identifies how and why the group water sector has been successful in providing essential water services to rural Ireland, often outperforming the public sector. It also provides several key findings that have implications beyond the rural water sector.