Senegal: USAID launches $5M water-sanitation project

USAID launched on Tuesday in Dakar its project called “USAID WASH-FIN” with funding of $ 5 million (about 2.06 billion FCFA).The project is aimed at a sustainable financing of the water, hygiene and sanitation sectors, over a five-year period.

Strategy to Help Achieve Access for All

According to the 2015 WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme 435 million Africans lacked basic drinking water service, and 736 million Africans lacked basic sanitation service.  

In November 2017, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) took a concrete step toward its role in realizing available and sustainable water and sanitation for all. At the 15th Anniversary Celebration and Executive Committee meetings of AMCOW, ministers from African countries, development partners, and sector stakeholders gathered to review and pass the 2018–2030 Strategic Plan for AMCOW.

Funding Water Security - SWP Toolkit #4

Funding Water Security is the fourth in a series of six toolkits from the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP). This series of toolkits presents an effective and efficient process to address water risks, including long-term water stresses that constrain social and economic development and sudden shocks that can quickly jeopardize the health and livelihoods of vulnerable populations.

This toolkit is designed to improve stakeholder capacity to investigate and evaluate the current and possible sources for funding water security activities in a geographic focus area. 

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance

Globally, 663 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. Governments have set ambitious targets for universal access to water and sanitation by the year 2030, but an unprecedented mobilization of funding will be required to meet this goal. A 2016 analysis by the World Bank estimates that $114 billion per year of capital investment will be required to meet universal access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030, or about three times the current investment levels.

Launching into the Future: A New Water Plan for Busia County

The Busia Water & Sewerage Services Company (BUWASSCo) currently only serves just over one-quarter of its population of 784,000 with clean, safe drinking water. That is about to change.

On July 26, KIWASH joined BUWASSCo, Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, and other county representatives to launch a five-year strategic plan aimed at improving and expanding water services.

Snapshot from Stockholm: Tapping Capital Markets to Fund WASH Services

This is the third in a series of blogs in which participants provide a recap of their Stockholm World Water Week event.

Safe water and sanitation are crucial for human health and economies. But how do we pay for these essential services and unlock new sources of funding? This question was at the forefront of topics at Stockholm World Water Week 2017, an annual gathering of more than 3,000 doers and thinkers in the water sector.