The Tanzania Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program (iWASH) was a USAID-supported initiative implemented by the Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) consortium under the leadership of Florida International University (FIU). The key implementing consortium organizations were Winrock International, and CARE International, supported by WaterAid, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other local partners and government with input from others such as target communities.
The iWASH Program started implementation of activities in July 2010 with the goal to support sustainable, market-driven water supply, sanitation, and hygiene services to improve health and increase economic resiliency of the poor in targeted rural areas and small towns within an integrated water resource management framework. Florida International University coordinated the program and lead on the water resource management (WRM) component. The iWASH implementing partners included Winrock International, leading on water supply and private sector components, and CARE International, leading on sanitation, hygiene and credit components. The Program was originally envisaged to end in December 2012. In January 2014, USAID approved a further 2-year ‘with cost’ extension for the iWASH Program, to consolidate and build on achievements to date. The program ended in December 2015.
The WADA II Project was an integral component of iWASH Program. The 3-year WADA II Project started in September 2010, and was partially funded under a separate mechanism, through an agreement with the Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF). GETF also approved a ‘no cost’ extension for the WADA II Project to end December 2013. Subsequently, GETF approved a further ‘no cost’ extension for WADA II Project to enable CARE International to complete agreed remedial work on water supply.
The goal of iWASH was to improve health and increase economic resiliency of the poor in targeted rural areas and small towns through support to sustainable, market-driven water supply, sanitation, and hygiene services within an integrated water resource management framework, implementing the following activities: