Given the high failure rate of water projects, there is tremendous potential to achieve significant impact by building local capacity and capability. Safe Water Network's current phase of work is focused on taking our local success to scale. A market-based approach, however, may not be appropriate for all situations, particulary for smaller populations where it is difficult to generate sufficient revenue to cover operating costs.
We are working with key stakeholders in the public and private sectors to demonstrate that our approach can be replicated and sustained. Our technical assistance training, tool kits and manuals also help other organizations to replicate these methods and approaches.