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:

Why Triple-S?

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.

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  • 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.

  • 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. 

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