Arial view of Kibera, Nairobi Arial view of Kibera, Nairobi

Urbanisation

Urbanisation is a critical issue worldwide. Towns and cities across the world are growing by over a million people a week.

Contaminated water in Dhaka, Bangladesh Contaminated water in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Water

Talking about access to water in urban areas can be misleading. Most people have access but quantity, quality and price can vary.

Hanging toilets in Dhaka, Bangladesh Hanging toilets in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sanitation

Safe disposal and treatment of human waste is a pressing development issue, but improving sanitation is a complex challenge.

Child washing hands with soap Child washing hands with soap

Health and Hygiene

Diseases related to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene are among the world’s most deadly public health problems.

Detecting water leaks in Antananarivo, Madagascar Detecting water leaks in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Capacity

Delivering sustainable citywide water and sanitation services requires the right people with the right skills, tools and resources.

A water vendor counts her daily takings in Lusaka, Zambia A water vendor counts her daily takings in Lusaka, Zambia

Finance

Investing in urban water and sanitation is an expensive business requiring large investments, which can be difficult to find.