WADA – Tanzania: Entrepreneurship for Resilient Village Water Systems

Sustainable Village Water Systems

This project – a collaboration among USAID, Coca Cola, and a consortium of partners led by The Ohio State University – will provide safe water access to 70,000 rural Tanzanians through the installation of community managed solar-powered water systems. Currently these villages rely on antiquated water point technology, leading to expensive fuel costs and frequent breakdowns. These points are often poorly-maintained due to poor financial management and lack of local technical expertise. A limited ability to monitor and manage local groundwater tables also hinders water resource management in these communities. Improving sustainable water access for these communities will improve health outcomes and unlock economic growth opportunities.