Vergnet Hydro, a specialized company looking for sustainable solutions for drinking water supply in developing countries, had to be represented at the WASH Sustainability Forum 2014 in Amsterdam. The theme was tools for evaluation and monitoring of development activities in water, sanitation and...
Hand Pump Mechanics Associations (HPMAs) have been recognised by the Ministry of Water and Environment as a key actor in improving the functionality of rural water systems in Uganda. Triple-S Uganda has been at the forefront of the association's capacity development.
55%-85% of households in Uganda access water services that do not meet the minimum required standards but water users are generally satisfied with the service they receive. A study on the performance of Water Source Committees as service providers for rural water supply in Uganda reveals.
A study on the Learning Alliance Approach in Ghana, commissioned by IRC under the Triple-S project has concluded that the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Ghana is very vibrant in experience sharing, documentation and dissemination, but recommended a guiding model for a more systematic...
This is the most comprehensive study of the WASH sector in India and elsewhere that utilises the life-cycle cost approach, along with GIS, econometric modelling and qualitative research methods. The analysis provides valuable insights for planners, policy makers and bi-lateral donors.
The issue that was at the heart of the discussion is that good intentions are not enough and premature failure of water infrastructure in rural and small towns in low income countries is a well-known problem to all in the room. But what can be done in practice to avoid waste of investment in...
A study on the Learning Alliance Approach in Ghana, recommends a guiding model for a more systematic process of building up and deploying knowledge to better influence policy, programming, and practice.
The fifth edition of the Africa Water Week, which took place from the 26-30 May 2014 in Dakar, Senegal, was a great success. One of the sessions that stood out was the discussion on the role of local government in sustainable service delivery, organised by IRC and partners.
Water and sanitation remain a priority for the Dutch Government. For the coming years 100 million dollars a year has been budgeted to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) promotion.
As part of the IRC-led Triple-S initiative, a comprehensive assessment of WASH sustainability tools has been undertaken. The latest working paper synthesises findings and contains practical 1-pagers describing 25 promising tools.