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2014 WASH Sustainability Forum

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  • WASHTech -- Supporting The Vision Of Sustainable WASH Services

    This video from the WASHTech project illustrates the challenges relating to sustainable services in WASH and how the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) provides a systematic and participatory way of assessing and adopting technology innovation at scale, for services that last.  

  • Costing data gathered in 187 villages in India to help government do better planning

    In India, 4 billion dollars are annually invested in the rural drinking water sector. Hand pumps, pipes and overhead systems are supplied. But in many villages, sufficient clean drinking water is still far from being an every day reality.The WASHcost India team, gathered data on government invest...

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Key concepts

  • Service delivery approach

    What does it mean? Why is it necessary? And how do countries and organisations use it improve outcomes from water investments?

  • Service delivery models

    Why service delivery models--legal and institutional frameworks for delivering a service--need to be defined, what they include and basic options.

  • Life-cycle costs

    What's included in life-cycle costs and how can it be applied to improve sustainability?

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Experiments

Consolidating proof of concept in countries

Triple-S is leading a process of active innovation and experimentation in Ghana and Uganda (as well as in other countries such as Burkina Faso, Mozambique and India). This involves running a number of experiments (five in Ghana and seven in Uganda) that span the range of areas where innovative approaches to current challenges have been identified.

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Case Studies

  • Strengthening local service provision in West Bengal, India

    The NGO Water for People has helped the administrative blocks, Sagar & Patharpratima, boost coverage and improve sustainability. Triple-S looks at success factors and possible obstacles to continued progress.

  • A systemic intervention in Malawi’s WASH sector

    Rather than installing more pumps or building more latrines, NGO Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada aims to build a more effective sector. A new case study examines their strategy and the results.

  • Scaling-up rural water and sanitation in Chinda, Honduras

    Water For People adopted the "Everyone, Forever" approach. Read the case study to learn lessons on scaling-up rural water and sanitation services.

  • Sustainability check

    UNICEF's sustainability checklist looks at institutional, social, technical and financial indicators to evaluate the sustainability of rural water supply projects.

  • The true cost of services

    Plan International's global review of their expenditures on water supply and sanitation takes into account the cost of implementation, software components and post-construction support.

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