Tuesday, April 25, 2018
Lindsay Stradley spoke at the 2017 TEDwomen conference about a major hurdle to the global sanitation efforts: No one wants to talk about poop. Stradley's describes what she and her organization, Sanergy, do in Nairobi’s growing informal cities to build an economical sanitation solution.
USAID’s Community-Managed Water and Sanitation project improves water governance. Through a system of community water management activities, we help ensure affordability of water for consumers and the maintenance of water infrastructures. An important component of this system is creation and empowerment of community water and sanitation management structures through social mobilization. We also assist local administrations to plan and implement the system in their jurisdiction.
Nine years ago, USAID supported the development of a wastewater treatment system that would treat wastewater, reduce waterborne diseases, and clean the river. Now, the local municipal corporation has taken it over, and others are following this model.