The Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program, implemented from 2009 to 2015, was a regional initiative to foster the transformation of water and sanitation delivery services in Africa to achieve their long-term financial sustainability through the application of market-based principles. The program fostered urban water sector reforms to solve policy, institutional, regulatory, financial, and operational challenges that hindered the effective delivery of sustainable water and sanitation services for urban residents in nine African nations: Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.
SUWASA supported the water and sanitation sector in South Sudan. South Sudan's capital city, Juba, has struggled in the face of rapid growth to provide adequate sanitation facilities for the growing population. The challenge is compounded by a lack of information on city size and population density, information that is ordinarily available for planning purposes. As a result, there is a risk that future utility investments will be based on circumstantial evidence and will not target the areas of the city that should be prioritized.
SUWASA worked with the Juba City Council to plan and prioritize sanitation investments throughout the city. To fill current information gaps on sanitation in Juba, SUWASA staff developed and executed a household survey, which was conducted by local enumerators in September 2013. This report presents the findings of that survey.