sustainability

Technical Brief

Sustaining Rural Water: A Comparative Study of Maintenance Models for Community-Managed Schemes

As rural water supply coverage rates rise across many countries, attention is increasingly being paid to finding and implementing cost-effective mechanisms to ensure this improved initial access is sustained over time. Conventional approaches to maintenance have largely been based on voluntary community-based management with communities taking on the burden of maintenance themselves, with limited, if any, support from external agencies or local government. Recently, there have been attempts to professionalize maintenance services and make these services affordable at the point of delivery.

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Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion

FIRE-D partnered with India’s central, state, and city governments to develop sustainable urban environmental services and to ensure the poor have access to those services. It worked to expand WatSan access to the poor in particular by integrating their perspectives into project planning processes

Fact Sheet

Women + Water WaterAid Fact Sheet

Access to safe water and sanitation is essential for community health and well-being. In India, 163 million people lack access to improved water sources and 210 million lack access to improved sanitation. Over the next five years, this number is expected to increase as India faces a growing water and sanitation crisis. The Indian apparel industry–as one of the most intensive users of water–is a key player in ensuring sustainable access and stewardship of this precious resource.

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Identifying Indian Textile Water Best Practices with the Women + Water Alliance

Access to clean water is essential for community health and well-being, yet in India more than half the population faces high to extremely high water stress.[1]India is in the midst of a growing water crisis exacerbated by mismanagement and unsustainable use of water. The apparel industry — one of the largest and most intensive users of water — has a critical role to play to help stem the crisis as a steward for this resource. 

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Women + Water Water.org Fact Sheet

Access to safe water and sanitation is essential for community health and well-being. In India, 163 million people lack access to improved water sources and 210 million lack access to improved sanitation. Over the next five years, this number is expected to increase as India finds itself in the midst of a growing water and sanitation crisis. The Indian apparel industry - as one of the most intensive users of water – is a critical player in ensuring sustainable access and stewardship of this critical resource.

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Women + Water CARE Fact Sheet

Spearheaded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Gap Inc., a global apparel retailer that sources products from about 800 facilities in 30 countries, the Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance) is a public-private partnership. The alliance aims to improve the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel value chain.

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Women + Water ISC Fact Sheet

Access to clean water is essential for community health and well-being, yet in India more than half the population faces high to extremely high water stress. India is in the midst of a growing water crisis exacerbated by mismanagement and unsustainable use of water and the Indian apparel industry — one of the largest and most intensive users of water — has a critical role to play as a steward for this resource.

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Women + Water Alliance March 2019 Newsletter

We are pleased to share that on February 1, we officially kicked off Year 3 of the USAID Gap Inc. Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance)! And we’re happy to share a few highlights from the recent 3rd annual All Partners Workshop in Delhi, India that took place February 5-6. Here are a few highlights from our gathering: