Ghana Triple-S initiative

The  Community Water and Sanitation Agency  (CWSA) is leading Triple-S in Ghana in partnership with  IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre .

Why focus on sustainability of rural water supplies?

Rural water supply has been successfully extended to 65-76% of the rural population and Ghana is on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target for water. But behind this success are a complex set of challenges to turn newly provided water infrastructure into water services that last.

At any given time, a substantial proportion of water supply infrastructure is either not functioning or functioning sub-optimally. This is a challenge across the developing world, and the pioneering work done by CWSA is helping to provide solutions that can also benefit other countries.

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News

  • Understanding why handpumps fail

    Ghana's new service monitoring framework provides important insights on underlying causes of water system failure. At WEDC, the framework and findings regarding handpump failure were discussed. 

  • Water service monitoring at a glance

    A poster presented at the 2014 Water and Health Conference briefly outlines how water services are monitored, the costs, benefits and lessons from Ghana.

  • Perspectives on the role of local government

    Video explores role of local government in the delivery of sustainable WASH services in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Uganda. 

  • Learning how to learn better

    Learning platforms in Ghana do contribute to more informed policies and coordinated action, but there’s room for improvement, according to recent report.

  • Ghana's sector operational documents

    The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), has produced a set of documents for the rural water sub-sector in collaboration with key stakeholders. The documents are to help provide an environment that ensures a harmonised approach to providing water and sanitation service delivery. 

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Publications

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