This guide is designed to raise awareness on the importance of the right to water and sanitation. It is addressed to those who work at the grassroots, and aims at helping them with practical ways to address the challenges of poverty and water issues. The guide adopts a bottom-up approach to highlight the steps that citizens and communities can take together with governments to address water and sanitation challenges. The following guide was originally authored by the Franciscans and WaterLex, who have generously given permission to IPIS Research to adapt it for interactive workshops run in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda in February 2013. It is available in both French and English.