The Tanzania iWASH Program started in January 2010. Florida International University coordinates the program and leads on the water resource management (WRM) component. The main iWASH implementing partners to date have been 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. The WADA II Project started in September 2010, and has been an integral component of iWASH Program. The 3-year WADA II Project was partially funded under a separate mechanism, through an agreement with the Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF).
In 2012 iWASH Program was granted a 1-year ‘no cost’ extension by USAID, and GETF also approved a ‘no cost’ extension for the WADA II Project to end December 2013. Subsequently, GETF has approved a further ‘no cost’ extension for WADA II Project to enable CARE to complete agreed remedial work on water supply. In January 2014, USAID approved a further 2-year ‘with cost’ extension for the iWASH Program, to consolidate and build on achievements to date. iWASH Program will continue to December 2015. However, FIU’s main GLOWS Lead Award closed out at the end of September 2014.
The goal of iWASH is 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: