water supply

Report

Sustaining WASH services Through Market Based Approaches: Field Experiences by the KIWASH Project

This paper underscores the need for market-based approaches in the delivery and management of Water and Sanitation services especially in the rural and peri-urban areas. The paper seeks to highlight the important role that WASH enterprises which mostly serve as gap fillers in the many rural, urban & peri-urban areas that are mostly unserved / underserved plays in service provision.

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.

Video

Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict, and Cooperation

On the occasion of the Wilson Center's 50th anniversary, its Environmental Change and Security Program and nine co-sponsoring programs convened experts from government, the NGO sector, and academia for a comprehensive look at the first year of the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy and new research and practice on water, peace, and conflict.

Evaluation

Impact of Water Users Associations on Water and Land Productivity, Equity and Food Security in Tajikistan: Final Report Volume I

This report provides a summary and synthesis of a series of impact evaluation findings undertaken from 2014 to 2018 by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). A key focus of this evaluation is to assess the impact that these WUAs have had on the management and productivity of irrigation water and land resources, as well as on equity and food security in Tajikistan.

Article

Keeping the Water Flowing in Nepal

When the citizens of Lapilang, a village in the northeastern region of Nepal, needed fresh drinking water, they would collect their buckets and set out on an hours long journey up a steep mountainside overlooking the foothills of the Himalayas.

Manual

Environmental Flows Technical Guidance Manual

This technical guidance manual was developed to assist Missions and partners in understanding the importance of environmental flow (E-flow) regimes and their benefits to water security and sustainable development outcomes. Recognizing that there is a vast body of literature exploring the environmental dimensions and practical assessments of E-flows, we explore and emphasize the broader community and societal benefits of E-flow regimes.

Fact Sheet

Develop and Scale District Public-Private Partnerships that Sustain Reliable Rural Water Supply

This fact sheet highlights SWS’s work in Uganda, where Whave is working to cultivate a sustainable model for rural water service delivery by testing a preventive maintenance approach in three pilot districts. Operating as a Ugandan regional service provider, Whave is signing multi-year preventive maintenance service agreements with communities that require community leaders to charge operation and maintenance tariffs, manage the collected funds in supervised bank accounts, and pay an annual service fee.

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.