Water and wetlands are fundamental to life. How we interact with them and the management approaches we adopt can impact our health and well-being, and the environment. Community management is the implementation of a management approach that provides a solution to social and environmental challenges the community faces. It is developed and carried out by a community themselves. Identifying the most robust community management approaches is important. We call these approaches community owned solutions as they benefit the community, are fair and do not impact negatively on the environment. The aims of this unit are to examine our relationship with water and wetlands, to introduce community management, discuss how to identify community owned solutions and look at how to implement and evaluate community owned solutions.