Water Essentials

The Untapped Potential of Decentralized Solutions to Provide Safe, Sustainable Drinking Water at Large Scale

Dalberg
Jan. 2017
This report argues that new approaches are needed to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 6.1 by 2030. Through the analysis of 14 different small water enterprises, the report uncovers bottlenecks to scale and sustainability.

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Reaching the Last Mile: Innovative Business Models for Inclusive Development

Elaine Tinsley, Natalia Agapitova
World Bank Group
Mar. 2018

This report, which features Safe Water Network, examines the experience of more than 300 social enterprises—catalogued into more than 40 business models—that have developed market-based solutions for service delivery to the poor in several sectors: education, energy, health, waste, water, and sanitation.

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State of Urban Water and Sanitation in India

TERI University
Oct. 2017

This report aims to document India's progress in strengthening water and sanitation services in its cities. Chapter 9, entitled "Drinking Water Supply for Urban Poor: Role of Urban Small Water Enterprises," was contributed by Safe Water Network.

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Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage: Measurement and Private Sector Participation

Safe Water Network
Oct. 2017

This report describes an assessment of household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) promotional activities carried out by the Government of Ghana and UNICEF, in collaboration with Safe Water Network, in an effort to identify strategies and guidelines, the skill capability of HWTS promoters, and private-sector participation in HWTS promotion.

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Reducing Water Station Operational Costs Through Mobile Monitoring

GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities
Aug. 2017

This GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities report examines results from an Innovation Fund grant awarded to Safe Water Network which centered on the reduction of water station operational costs through mobile monitoring.

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Har Ghar Jal by 2030: Current Status and Next Steps

Sewak P., Chowdhury S., Ghosh P.
Safe Water Network
Jun. 2017

This report, prepared by Safe Water Network India and KMPG in consultation with and under the guidance of the Government of India's Ministry of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation. This report is a critical step in designing policy intervention of the National Rural Drinking Water Program as the country focuses on reaching safe drinking water for all by 2030.

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Water Sector, Business and the Need

Ravindra Sewak
EverythingAboutWater
Jun. 2017

Written by Safe Water Network's India Country Director, Ravindra Sewak, this article argues that India’s national water policies should recognize and adequately address the country’s significant water challenges, and include plans for the future.

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Spare Parts Supply Chain Study for Piped Water Systems

Dr. Kwabena Biritwum Nyarko, Dr. Eugene Appiah-Effah
Safe Water Network, UNICEF
Apr. 2017

This report, developed in partnership with Safe Water Network and UNICEF, seeks to strengthen the operational sustainability of water systems by examining the supply chain of spare parts.

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Packaged Water: Optimizing Local Processes for Sustainable Water Delivery in Developing Nations

Dada, A.
Globalization and Health
Aug. 2016

With a lack of reliable water services in developing countries, people rely on packaged water. This water does not meet international standards for safety, and is often simply disregarded as a water source. However, it's use is widely prevalent and deserves focus to improve standards.

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Cost of Providing Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services: An initial assessment of LCCA in Andhra Pradesh

Reddy, R., Batchelor, C.
WASHCost India
Aug. 2016

WASH service levels remain low in India because more focus is put on capital expenditure than operational expenditure, hence, quantity and quality of service becomes inadequate. This paper looks at life-cycle cost approaches, so as to avoid deterioration of services.

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions to Combat Childhood Diarrhoea in Developing Countries

Waddington, H., Snilstveit, B., White H., and Fewtrell, L.
3ie
Aug. 2016

The results of this study challenge the notion that water quality treatment in the household (at point-of-use) and sanitation ‘software’ (hygiene) interventions are necessarily the most efficacious and sustainable interventions for promoting reduction of diarrhoea.

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