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Armenia - Electronic Tools for Management of Water Resources Introduced in Yerevan

The “Online Platforms and Smart Approaches” event was organized in the “Urartu” hall of the “Erebuni Plaza” business center, the aim of which is to present some useful electronic tools developed within the framework of the USAID funded Water project, ARMENPRESS was informed from the Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development.

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Research

Research is a key component in helping to design, implement, and assess the success of global development activities. This collection contains research and learning from the water, sanitation, and hygiene sectors. It includes USAID-funded research as well as that of other development organizations.

Water Currents

Water Currents: WASH & Mobile Technologies

Mobile devices, technologies, and services have the potential to improve service delivery to remote populations and the bottom line for water and sanitation service providers. In addition to monitoring how water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems function, mobile technologies can be used to deliver financing and payment solutions, to collect reliable data on usage and operations, and to identify gaps and inform policy decisions.

Blog

Seeking Sustainability in Water Service Delivery in Haiti

In September, we had the opportunity to visit Jeremie, Haiti, to see the progress of USAID’s Water and Sanitation (WatSan) Project. The project works with municipal water utilities to build staff capacity, rehabilitate infrastructure, and improve operations. One of the main problems with Jeremie’s water system is the high rate of non-revenue water (NRW)—that is, water that enters the system but does not reach paying customers.

Report

Testing the Waters: Digital Payments for Water and Sanitation

A key barrier to universal access to water supply and sanitation (WSS) is that providers often lose money serving their current customers because tariffs are too low, non-revenue water levels are high, and collection rates are poor. Before they can expand their services to poorer households, WSS providers need to adopt service models that allow them to cover operational expenses while reaching low-income customers.

Report

Key Trends in Mobile-Enabled Water Services: What’s Working and What’s Next

This report identified three key trends in mobile-enabled water delivery that have been tested in a range of countries and have potential to scale. The report explores these in light of broader industry trends, as well as in-depth lessons collected from our grants and one-to-one interviews with entrepreneurs in the water sector.