Haiti’s decentralized water utilities across the country are intended to operate as self-reliant business units. However, an absence of information management has hindered efficient operations and revenue collection.
Marie Guerdy Thany, a resident of Jérémie, Haiti, puts it plainly: “Without water, we are unable to live a decent life.” For years, she—like the majority of residents in her urban commune—lacked reliable and regular access to a household water sup
When the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti, the country had just undertaken a massive reform of its water sector. The recovery from the initial disaster and subsequent cholera outbreak shifted the focus from structural reform to disaster response.