Emerging solutions for improving water and sanitation services in low-income urban communities.
Water and sanitation services remain grossly deficient in slum districts of cities throughout the less-developed world. Below are a series of short films highlighting ways in which African water utilities and other key actors are achieving real progress towards resolving this situation.
Stronger contracts, better services
Lusaka's Water Trusts are a very interesting model but the contracts between utility and Trusts needed strengthening.
Emptying pits: a serious business
Paulinho, a small entrepreneur in Maputo, Mozambique, is moving into the pit emptying business. This video shows him at work.
Fix the leaks, serve the poor
How reducing non-revenue water (NRW) can free up water for low-income communities: experience from Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Surcharging for sanitation
Charging for sanitation through water bills. This video explores Lusaka's sanitation levy system.
Tariff reform and social marketing as strategies for increasing household connections to the water network. Experience from Maputo, Mozambique.