Infrastructure

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Emerging Lessons on Sustaining Rural Water Services in Uganda: A Case Study of Whave's Preventive Maintenance Model

To address the complex challenges of sustainable rural water service delivery, Whave has been testing a model for the provision of preventive maintenance services. Whave’s approach focuses on results-based payment for avoiding breakdowns, rather than payment for repairs. By incentivizing performance, their goal is to establish a system that reduces water source downtime and therefore improves the reliability of water supply systems. Whave is currently operating in more than 400 communities across Uganda.

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Meet the "Toilet King"

This blog originally appeared on PSI’s website.

Paul Kpadonou began his career as an entrepreneur on the side of the highway.

As he sold garden decorations from his roadside business, Paul dreamed of creating a successful enterprise in his suburban town of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. His shot at prosperity came with the “WC Mimin” brand of toilets, which he discovered during a campaign promoting the product.

Intl Campaign Day

World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change

World Water Day is observed annually on March 22 to raise awareness about the vital importance of water to safeguarding human security and maintaining the health of the planet's ecosystems. This year's theme, "Water and Climate Change," highlights the urgent importance of strengthening water security and establishing access to a sustainable water supply in the face of changing climate conditions worldwide. The observance will also raise public awareness about the many ways shifting atmospheric and oceanic conditions are reshaping t

Conference

1st IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation Conference, Pretoria, South Africa

The 1st IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation (NSS) specialist group conference is being hosted in Pretoria, South Africa, in partnership with the Water Research Commission and the University of Pretoria. The event responds to the challenges and needs of around 4 billion people requiring sanitation.

The aim of the conference is to provide stimulus for research and innovation for NSS and offgrid sanitation solutions, including fecal sludge management, build the technical and scientific base for NSS and to contribute to scientific knowledge and good practice learnings.

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H2O Maghreb Project Builds Capacity of Morocco’s Youth in the Water Sector

Morocco’s water supply is under pressure due to increased population, urbanization, economic development, and climate change.  Recognizing water as a national security issue for Morocco and its neighbors, USAID and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have partnered to use innovation and technology to establish state of the art and sustainable water management practices in Morocco through the H2O Maghreb activity.

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Seeking Sustainability in Water Service Delivery in Haiti

In September, we had the opportunity to visit Jeremie, Haiti, to see the progress of USAID’s Water and Sanitation (WatSan) Project. The project works with municipal water utilities to build staff capacity, rehabilitate infrastructure, and improve operations. One of the main problems with Jeremie’s water system is the high rate of non-revenue water (NRW)—that is, water that enters the system but does not reach paying customers.

Brief

Brief: Millennium Water and Sanitation Program (PEPAM/USAID) Ex-Post Evaluation

This brief outlines the key findings from an ex-post evaluation of the Millennium Water and Sanitation Program in Senegal (PEPAM/USAID – Programme d’Eau Potable et d’Assainissement du Millénaire au Sénégal). Implemented from 2009–2014 by Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and a consortium of partners, PEPAM aimed to improve sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in four regions of Senegal.

Evaluation

Lebanon Water Project (LWP): Midterm Performance Evaluation

The Lebanon Water Project (LWP) is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the objective of increasing access to clean, reliable, and sustainable sources of water for Lebanese citizens. LWP is a $65-million activity that was launched in October 2015 and will conclude in September 2020.