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.
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.
New approach triggers community demand for O&M services
In an effort to improve functionality of water systems the Lira District Hand Pump Mechanics Association has introduced a new approach to prompt water users to demand operation and maintenance services.
Achievements and lessons of Triple-S Uganda
Since 2010 a wide range of activities have been implemented under the Triple-S Initiative in Uganda. Along the way, many achievements have been attained and lessons learned. The highlights are captured in this presentation.
Positioning Hand Pump Mechanics to work with District Local Governments to improve rural water services
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.
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.
Using mobile phones to facilitate local monitoring
This policy brief presents findings from piloting of M4W, an initiative to enable users to report water facility faults by SMS, in Uganda.
Supporting hand pump mechanics to improve O&M
This policy brief evaluates the potential of hand pump mechanics associations to improve water facility functionality rates in rural Uganda.
Strengthening learning and adaptive capacity
This policy brief outlines lessons and recommendations from the Triple-S/IRC assessment of multi-stakeholder learning platforms in Uganda.
Briefing note, levels of service received by users
This Briefing Note is based on the findings of a study conducted to assess the performance of the Water Source Committee as the Service Delivery Model for point water sources in Uganda. It highlights the issues around the level of service received by water users.
Briefing note on service providers and service authorities in Uganda
This briefing note focuses on the performance of service providers and service authorities. It is based on the analysis of data collected from selected Water Source Committees and District Water Officers in eight districts in Uganda