Uganda Triple-S initiative
Triple-S, short for Sustainable Services at Scale, is an initiative to address the growing problem of sustainability of rural water supplies. In Uganda, a consortium of partners is spearheading Triple-S. They include:
- Ministry of Water and Environment
- Network for Water and Sanitation (NETWAS)
- Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET)
- SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Uganda
- IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
Uganda’s water sector faces growing challenges in terms of sustainability of water supplies. According to the 2010 sector performance report, functionality dropped from 83% in 2008/09 to 81% in 2009/10, despite the founding of a national level thematic working group on functionality. This means that around 1 out of 5 water supply systems in the country is not functioning at any given time.
NEW VIDEO: The Quest for Water Services that Last
A video documentary telling the story of Triple-S Uganda
NEW PUBLICATION: Experiences and Lessons from the Triple-S Initiative in Uganda
A collection of stories, giving personal accounts of the understanding and appreciation of the Triple-S Initiative in Uganda. It reflects the experiences of some of the individuals who were involved in the inception and implementation of the initiative in Uganda.
Emerging lessons from experiments in Uganda
A series of Policy Briefs highlight lessons emerging from the experiments that have been undertaken to improve the sustainability and quality of rural water services in Uganda.
The Paradox of water user demand and satisfaction
In 2013, IRC/Triple-S Uganda conducted an assessment of the performance of the Service Delivery Model for point water sources. Findings show that there was generally a low service levels but ironically, users were satisfied. This working paper attempts to explain the reasons for that paradox.&nbs...
Two approaches to Operation and Maintenance of rural water facilities - a comparative analysis
Numerous approaches have been adopted to improve functionality of rural water facilities in Uganda. Key observations on the Sub county Water Supply and Sanitation Boards (SWSSBs) and Sub County Water Source Committee Associations (WSCTA) are presented here.
Sub County Water Boards Handbook
A handbook for the operationalisation of Sub County Water Supply and Sanitation Boards (SWSSBs)
M4W Community sensitisation report
This report provides highlights of the community sensitisation exercise that was undertaken in Lira and Kabarole districts to increase water users' awareness and use of the M4W system.
Business Model for HPMAs
This paper presents the ideal costs required to keep rural water supply facilities functional, current expenditures on operation, maintenance and rehabilitation, and business propositions for HPMAs in the broader water and sanitation subsector
M4W Synthesis Report
This report presents highlights from of the Mobile Phones for Water (M4W) Initiative in Uganda, piloted by Triple-S Uganda in eight districts
Lessons and Experiences From the Triple-S Initiative in Uganda
This collection of stories reflects the experiences of some of the individuals who were involved in the inception and implementation of the Triple-S Initiative in Uganda.
Sub-county Water Supply and Sanitation Boards to strengthen O&M
This policy brief highlights lessons emerging from use of Sub-county Boards in Uganda to strengthen O&M for rural water supply facilities.
Assessment of the Water Source Committee service delivery model
This policy briefing presents findings from an assessment of the predominant community management model for rural water services in Uganda.
Service Delivery Indicators for improving rural water services
This policy brief offers recommendations based on piloting of indicators to monitor water service delivery and performance in rural Uganda.