WASH

Brief

An Examination of the Causal Conditions to Successful Revenue Collection for Preventive Maintenance Services to Sustain Rural Water Systems

This research brief presents findings from a comparative analysis by University of Colorado Boulder of the conditions that influence whether rural water users pay for preventive maintenance of water services. Whave, a partner of the USAID-funded Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS), uses a preventive maintenance model to support sustainable water services in Uganda’s Kamuli District.

Case Studies

Presentation: Using Network Analysis to Understand Alignment Toward Collective Action

At University of North Carolina’s 2018 Water and Health Conference, University of Colorado Boulder's Kimberly Pugel presented two case studies to highlight a method SWS is using to visualize the priorities of each actor within a network by combining standard network analysis with qualitative interviews. SWS partners are seeking to strengthen these networks of agencies, organizations, service providers, and users by increasing collaboration and consensus toward a common agenda. 

Blog

Solutions for Pollution

SWP’s panel of experts discusses how best to address challenges of poor water quality.

Event

Colorado WASH Symposium 2019

The University of Colorado Boulder is holding its WASH Symposium on March 5–6, 2018. The symposium provides a platform for sharing and expanding knowledge in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene in the context of development.

Brief

Real-Time Monitoring for Improved Water Services in the Ethiopian Lowlands

This note provides a briefing on the use of cellular and satellite connected sensors for near-time monitoring of rural water services in the arid, drought-prone and mainly pastoralist lowlands of eastern Ethiopia (including Afar, Somali and parts of Oromia and SNNPR). It is intended to help policy- and decision-makers at national and regional levels to make appropriate use of this new technology to strengthen water services.

The findings are based on work by the USAID Lowland WASH Activity and USAID Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership.

 

Fact Sheet

Kenya Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Fact Sheet

Access to safe water and improved sanitation is a challenge in Kenya. Many Kenyans living in rural areas still walk long distances for water, often collecting it from unsafe sources. These conditions have a profound effect on public health, causing undernutrition, illness and disease, particularly in children under the age of five. Women and girls are disproportionately affected, often sacrificing their own education and enrichment to trek long distances in search of water for their families.