Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership

Date: October 1, 2020
Client: University of Colorado Boulder, USA 
Donor: United States Agency for International Development
Regions: Eastern Africa, Global, 
Countries:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, 

Aguaconsult's Harold Lockwood has been providing technical support to the USAID Sustainable WASH systems learning partnership and the latest report on maintenance approaches is now available to download

As rural water supply coverage rates rise across many countries, attention is increasingly being paid to finding and implementing cost-effective mechanisms to ensure this improved initial access is sustained over time. Conventional approaches to maintenance have largely been based on voluntary community-based management with communities taking on the burden of maintenance themselves, with limited, if any, support from external agencies or local government. Recently, there have been attempts to professionalize maintenance services and make these services affordable at the point of delivery. This study considers different variations of maintenance approaches. It provides a typology for characterizing maintenance service provision models, a framework for analyzing them, and an in-depth study of seven maintenance models that represent different cases from the typology of approaches. Based on this comparative analysis, the study outlines emerging trends and recommendations for broader consideration.

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Great new publication by colleague @goufrane_m ... with @IRCWASH on why more investment is not coming from public development banks into the water sector: https://aguaconsult.co.uk/projects/agence-francaise-de-developpement-global-assessment-of-national-public-development-banks-involvement-in-the-water-sector/

🚨 Aquaya Awarded $18.9 Million @USAID ... Cooperative Agreement

Rural Evidence and Learning for Water (REAL-Water) will evaluate strategies for expanding access to safe, equitable, and sustainable #rural #water across the developing world.

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